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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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Opposition members of the Assembly, therefore, despite legal provisions against defection, are vulnerable to the carrot-and-stick tactics of a government which is willing to use institutions like police, intelligence and local administration that it has at its disposal.
Surjewala accused the BJP of forming a government through defections in 12 states.
"Recent defections both at the national and regional levels suggest that loyalty for political ideologies can easily become a casualty these days.
There was a wild jubilation among lawmakers as the speaker announced the defections.
The nation's human rights watchdog said Sunday it plans to investigate whether the 2016 mass defection of North Korean restaurant workers was orchestrated by the Park Geun-hye administration amid allegations some of them were brought here against their will or without their knowledge.
Similarly, a total of 37 members of the House of Representatives announced their official defection from the All Progressives Congress, APC, While 33 moved to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 4 moved to another party.
Ou Chanrath, a former CNRP lawmaker, said he is not surprised by reports of defections because, fake or not, the announcements have been heard many times before.
ISLAMABAD -- Former president Asif Ali Zardari has asked his Pakistan People's Party leaders to stop defections as the party goes into the July 25 polls as an underdog in the Punjab province.
) 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.
ISLAMABAD -- After apparent failure of top federal government functionaries to have the ongoing defections in the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz stopped, the ruling party leadership is now 'personally' reaching out to party lawmakers to prevent the N-League from further split and to garner support for the passage of new federal budget.
Shahbaz Sharif: not satisfied with the role of federal government officials in preventing defections in the party.
Saying good bye to PML-N of eight members is not something surprising as defections from the South Punjab was already on the cards and more are expected in near future apparently to form a separate Province of Saraiki.