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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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The last decade has been a time of dramatic change in South Korea's policy toward defectors, as well as in the composition of the defector community.
Seven defectors, mostly Japanese wives of North Koreans, who have fled to Japan, and the supporters made the request at a meeting with Shinzo Abe, acting secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party who serves as head of the party's task force on North Korea's abductions of Japanese.
In their recent mathematical analysis reported in Nature, researchers have shown that a single tit-for-tat player in a population of defectors can sometimes get a toehold and then drive the defectors to extinction, provided the population is fairly small.
He vigorously attempted to debunk Penkovsky; imprisoned an important defector, Yuri Nosenko, who came over in June 1962; and in time paralyzed the Soviet division.
The defectors are going for political debt collection with a possible sense of betrayal.
The unemployment rate within the defector community is 7.
In terms of switching, political defectors come second only to those who change football team allegiance in the suspicions they arouse.
The Daily Telegraph of Britain reported last week that the opposition Green Movement has catalogued the 70-year-old Supreme Leader's tastes from accounts of the defector, who is said to be in hiding in France.
For her brave decision, she was to suffer the same vicious smear campaign that awaited every other defector who came alter her.
The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the main opposition party, will instead hold a meeting of its project team on North Korean affairs in the Diet building on Wednesday to seek opinions from the defector, party officials said.
IRAN last night denied that a defector who claimed to be behind the Lockerbie bombing had ever worked for their secret service.
Ken Eom, a defector who made it here in 2010, said the reason why the North canceled the South's performances in the North was for the protection of its regime.