de·fec·tive /dɪˈfɛktɪv/ 形容詞
1. Wanting in something; incomplete; lacking a part; deficient; imperfect; faulty; -- applied either to natural or moral qualities; as, a defective limb; defective timber; a defective copy or account; a defective character; defective rules.
2. Gram. Lacking some of the usual forms of declension or conjugation; as, a defective noun or verb. -- De*fect*ive*ly, adv. -- De*fect*ive*ness, n.
1. Anything that is defective or lacking in some respect.
2. Med. One who is lacking physically or mentally.
Note: ☞ Under the term defectives are included deaf-mutes, the blind, the feeble-minded, the insane, and sometimes, esp. in criminology, criminals and paupers.
adj 1: having a defect; "I returned the appliance because it was
defective" [syn: faulty]
2: markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence
or behavior; "defective speech"
3: not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a
defective appliance" [syn: bad]