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defective

[di′fek·tiv]
(science and technology)
An item or product which has at least one defect.
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Amidst this assemblage of all that was insignificant and defective, much that was vicious and repulsive (by that last epithet many would have described the two or three stiff, silent, decently behaved, ill-dressed British girls), the sensible, sagacious, affable directress shone like a steady star over a marsh full of Jack-o'-lanthorns; profoundly aware of her superiority, she derived an inward bliss from that consciousness which sustained her under all the care and responsibility inseparable from her position; it kept her temper calm, her brow smooth, her manner tranquil.
The learning of this people is very defective, consisting only in morality, history, poetry, and mathematics, wherein they must be allowed to excel.
If that's the case, the defective strain might be used to make a vaccine: Healthy people would be exposed to the defective virus so that they could produce antibodies, chemicals that would protect them from more dangerous HIV strains.
26%) of defective parts was slipping through undetected.
The government may then make a downward adjustment in price under the provisions of the "price reduction for defective pricing data" clause.
com) of Orange County, California who specialize in national catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases involving defective cars, today revealed information about deadly auto defects they say automakers don't want the driving public to know.
LAHORE -- Inordinate delay in replacement of defective meters is costing the consumers of power distribution companies (Discos) heavily, as they are forced to pay unrealistic average bills on a monthly basis.
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement today after the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a do not drive warning for 2006 Ford Rangers due to high-risk defective Takata airbags.
ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) has detected 3,627,990 unit from slow and defective meters from its five region during December 2017.
Children do not complain of defective vision and may not even aware of their problem.
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Between October 2003 and September 2006, Mitsubishi received reports on six fire accidents and 33 cases in which some parts were melted due to defective air conditioner parts.