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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.

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Also speaking, president, Vanguard of Opobo Nation (VON), said the defection marked a new dawn in the politics of the area.
Our military secured his safety, and a questioning will be conducted by related agencies to find out the background of his defection and motive, etc," he said.
By encouraging defections from armed groups, the effort reduces these groups' capabilities, curtails recruitment, damages internal cohesion and reduces their ability to conduct attacks.
He said their defection to the government would not hamper the movement struggle, but instead wished them best of luck.
EXPELLED Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and his protege Jaya Prada have become a catalyst for a re- look into the anti- defection law, the rules governing disqualification of MPs for floor- crossing, by the Supreme Court.
Provincial Minister for Information Mushtaq Ghani briefing the media regarding the amendment in LG Act 2013 said that if a member of Tehsil, Town or district council becomes dissident to his/her political party, resigns from party membership, or abstains from casting vote against the party decision would become defection then his/her membership of Tehsil, Town or district would also become annulled.
Please note, I write this as someone who voted for none of the parties involved in the two defections.
BEIRUT: The announcements of the defection of Lebanese Army soldiers over the weekend to Syrian jihadist groups do not pose a grievous strategic risk to the military, analysts said, but the root causes must be addressed seriously to preserve unity.
Barnes was Boris Johnson's right-hand man at City Hall and his defection cast a pall over the London mayor's speech.
The defection of Mark Reckless, on the other hand, certainly will.
The Syrian regime has recently been shaken by defections of Prime Minister Riad Hijab , a faithful old regime, and General Manaf Tlass, the highest ranking Syrian dissident who was a childhood friend of President Bashar Al-Assad.
Yasser Aboud, a commander in the opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA), said in press statements that Muslmani is still in Syria and will appear soon in a video to announce his defection.