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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

[′dē‚fekt]
(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 defect turned out to be the one already spoken of-- two stories in one, a farce and a tragedy.
In this way I believed that I could borrow all that was best both in geometrical analysis and in algebra, and correct all the defects of the one by help of the other.
Therefore, do not let our princes accuse fortune for the loss of their principalities after so many years' possession, but rather their own sloth, because in quiet times they never thought there could be a change (it is a common defect in man not to make any provision in the calm against the tempest), and when afterwards the bad times came they thought of flight and not of defending themselves, and they hoped that the people, disgusted with the insolence of the conquerors, would recall them.
"There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil-- a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome."
Philip had never been able to surmount what he acknowledged was a defect in his resolute desire for a well ordered life, and that was his passion for living in the future; and no sooner was he settled in his work at the hospital than he had busied himself with arrangements for his travels.
Everyone had some defect, of body or of mind: he thought of all the people he had known (the whole world was like a sick-house, and there was no rhyme or reason in it), he saw a long procession, deformed in body and warped in mind, some with illness of the flesh, weak hearts or weak lungs, and some with illness of the spirit, languor of will, or a craving for liquor.
Amongst the end users in Articular Defects treatment market, the hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers segments are expected to lead in the global Articular Defects Treatment Market during the forecast period.
Summary: An Articular Defects or a chondral injury may occur as a result of a twist or pivot on a bent knee, direct blow to the knee, or wear and tear as an individual gets older.
The Second Penang Bridge had 105 severe defects that were not fixed for hundreds of days that stretched from over seven months to nearly one-and-a-half-years, a federal audit report said.
Objective: To determine the outcomes of free tissue transfer for large scalp and forehead defects reconstruction.
MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose infants have congenital heart defects have an increased risk of cardiovascular hospitalization later in life, according to a study published online April 2 in Circulation.
(19-22) Anterior defects of 8.5 mm (31% of glenoid width and 21% of glenoid height; N = 7) and 12.5 mm (46% of glenoid width and 30% of glenoid height; N = 7) were milled into the composite scapula with the aid of a custom jig (Fig.