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We found 40 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word defective:
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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. defective: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. defective: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. defective: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. defective: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. defective: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. defective: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Defective, defective: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. defective: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. defective: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. defective: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. defective: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. defective: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. defective: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. defective: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. defective: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Defective (disambiguation), Defective: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Defective: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. defective: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. defective: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. defective: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. defective: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. defective: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. defective: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. defective: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. defective: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. defective: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  27. defective: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (6 matching dictionaries)
  1. Defective: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]
  2. defective: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]
  3. defective: Law.com Dictionary [home, info]
  4. defective: Everybody's Legal Dictionary [home, info]
  5. Defective: Wideman Comparative Glossary of Project Management Terms [home, info]
  6. defective: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. defective: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. defective: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. defective: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Defective: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Defective: AUTOMOTIVE TERMS [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (defective)

adjective:  markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior ("Defective speech")
adjective:  having a defect ("I returned the appliance because it was defective")
adjective:  not working properly ("A defective appliance")

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