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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdefectivede‧fec‧tive /dɪˈfektɪv/ ●○○ adjective  BROKENnot made properly, or not working properly syn faulty The disease is caused by a defective gene. defective products
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defectiveThe seed was defective and the resulting crop was little better than useless.This is a rare familial disorder in which conjugated bilirubin levels are increased due to defective excretion of bilirubin in the bile.The biological truth is the opposite; all biologists know that males are defective females.Merchants will give refunds on any damaged or defective merchandise.These usually indicate the presence of steel tie-rods used to hold a defective structure together.
From Longman Business Dictionarydefectivede‧fec‧tive /dɪˈfektɪv/ adjective if a product is defective, it has not been made properly or it is not working properlyIt is the customer’s right to return defective goods.defectively adverbThe computer system was defectively designed.
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