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defecto

defecto(
deh
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fehk
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toh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (flaw in a person)
a. defect (physical)
Mi abuela tenía un defecto en un ojo y no veía bien.My grandmother had a defect in her eye and she could not see properly.
b. fault (moral)
Mi peor defecto es que soy extremadamente celosa.My biggest fault is that I am extremely jealous.
c. shortcoming (moral)
El profesor es muy bueno, pero tiene el defecto de gritar cuando habla.The teacher is very good, but his shortcoming is that he shouts when speaking.
2. (imperfection of a thing)
a. flaw
Marisa encontró un pequeño defecto en el vestido, pero apenas se veía.Marisa found a little flaw in the dress, but it was barely visible.
b. fault
La computadora nueva tenía un defecto, así que la devolví a la tienda.The brand new computer had a fault, so I took it back to the shop.
c. defect
La garantía de este teléfono celular cubre todos defectos dentro del primer año.The guarantee of this cellphone covers all defects within the first year.
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defecto
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (físico)
a. defect
2. (moral)
a. fault, shortcoming
no le veo ningún defecto a esta casaI can't see anything wrong with this house
defecto de fábrica o fabricacióndefect in manufacturing
defecto de formaadministrative error
defecto del habla o de pronunciaciónspeech defect o impediment
por defectoby default
en su defectoby default
acuda a la embajada o, en su defecto, al consulado más cercanogo to the embassy, or, failing that, to the nearest consulate
defecto
1 [de persona] (físico) defect; (de personalidad) fault; shortcoming
un defecto congénito a congenital defect; el defecto que tiene es su mal genio his one fault o shortcoming is his bad temper; the one flaw in his character is his bad temper
su mayor defecto es la arrogancia
su único defecto es que no sabe escribir a máquina his only shortcoming is that he can't type
defecto de fonación defecto del habla defecto de pronunciación speech defect; speech impediment
defecto de visión
tiene un defecto de visión he has defective eyesight
defecto físico physical defect
2 [de máquina, sistema] fault; [de tela, vestido, ornamento] flaw; defect
el defecto de tu teoría es su superficialidad the flaw in your theory is its superficiality; tiene un defecto de fábrica o fabricación it has a manufacturing defect o fault; it's faulty o defective
3 (Jur)
defecto de forma technicality
defecto legal legal defect
4
en su defecto: Manolo, o en su defecto, Gonzalo Manolo, or failing him o failing that, Gonzalo; por defecto (Informática) by default
pecar por defecto
antes no paraba de hablar y ahora peca por defecto before, she never stopped talking, and now she's gone to the other extreme o she's gone too far the other way
más vale pecar por exceso que por defecto too much is better than too little
en un problema coronario agudo más vale pecar de exceso que por defecto
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