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defect

Crystallog a local deviation from regularity in the crystal lattice of a solid

Defect

In lumber, an irregularity occurring in or on wood that will tend to impair its strength, durability, or utility value.

defect

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(science and technology)
An irregularity that spoils the appearance or impairs the usefulness or effectiveness of an object or a material by causing weakness or failure.

defect

In wood, a fault that may reduce its durability, usefulness, or strength.

defect

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I am advising you based on experience, I know what I experienced after my defection to PDP,' he added.
There was no defection clause in the original 1973 Constitution which was in line with the practice of several developed democracies such as the UK where, despite some celebrated cases of defection, no legal provision was introduced to disqualify the member who had defected.
His defection came at a time when the party had summoned him for disciplinary action after declaring his support for Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 State House bid.
While confirming his defection in a telephone interview with newsmen in Gombe on Tuesday, Senator Umar Kumo, who is a well known critic of President Muhammadu Buhari said that the PDP want to rubbish his political career by trying to make him a 'nobody' in the scheme of things related to the 2019 general elections vowing that with his defection to the APC, the fortunes of the PDP and its candidates will definitely be affectted negatively in the forthcoming elections.
The sources pointed to the defection of a group of SDF forces from al-Hos village in Eastern Raqqa, and said that a new wave of arrests of SDF members occurred in the surrounding areas of the city of Ra'as al-Ein in Northwestern Hasaka after defection of their comrades in Raqqa.
Both episodes are raising suspicions that the group defection was not voluntary.
The defectors cited crisis and factions as the reasons for their defection, saying they cannot continue to pursue their political careers under the ruling party.
) LAHORE ndash The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was left in a state of shock on Tuesday after dozens of the party leaders announced their defections to separate Iftar parties during the first six days of Ramzan, The Dependent has reliably learnt.
The last defection by a North Korean military officer took place in 2008, YTN TV said.
They are hoping to further discourage defections by heavily promoting propaganda using individuals who have returned to North Korea after having defected to the South," said Ahn Myung Chul, head of non-profit North Korea Watch to DailyNK.
Thursday's defection came about five weeks after another North Korean soldier suffered critical gunshot wounds during a dash across the border on Nov.
The UN Command said North Korea's actions during the November 13 defection violated the armistice ending the 1950-53 Korean War because North Korean soldiers fired across and physically crossed the border in pursuit of the soldier.