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flaw

1
Law an invalidating fault or defect in a document or proceeding

flaw

2
a. a sudden short gust of wind; squall
b. a spell of bad, esp windy, weather

flaw

[flȯ]
(materials)
A discontinuity in a material beyond acceptable established limits.
(meteorology)
An English nautical term for a sudden gust or squall of wind.
(mineralogy)
A faulty part of a gemstone, such as a crack, visible imperfect crystallization, or internal twinning or cleavage.
(oceanography)
The seaward edge of fast ice.
A shore lead just outside fast ice.
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The increased test and item difficulty associated with the use of flawed items lead to artificial difficulty to the test scores.
But flawed reports can only be fixed by what NCOs have long called "Attention to Detail.
Instead of assuming that behavior and thinking are inherently flawed, they see errors as arising out of adaptive ways of interacting with the world.
But it's important to understand that these villains can't be defeated using their own methods because each method is inherently flawed and is an irremovable component of what makes these actors villains in the first place.
Pediatric surgeon and safety guru Lucian Leape also believes that the individualized, intuitive approach at the center of modern medicine is flawed, causing more mistakes than it prevents.
Thin readers are conditioned to see fat people as inevitably flawed.
And if Powden's congressional colleagues were stunned by those flawed results, imagine how parents and educators will react when they discover their schools were wrongly labeled as bad.
Lombardo, who plans to campaign against the initiative, said it smacks of arrogance to put something before voters that is legally flawed.
The left hand's effect on the flawed shot is to shift the ball off the all-important index finger.
The Park Access for All coalition today denounced a transportation study conducted by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) examining conditions for Saturday closure of Golden Gate Park, saying the study is flawed.
If Flawed is to be compared with another (and much more deserving) "undefeated," like Rocky Marciano, one could "count the ways," as the saying goes.
Even if the doctors are shown evidence that their patients are no sicker than others, typical responses include statements that the data are flawed, don't measure "clinically important" factors or that the patient groups are somehow different, so comparisons cannot be truly made.