defecto


defecto
m.
1 defect.
no le veo ningún defecto a esta casa I can't see anything wrong with this house
defecto de fábrica o fabricación defect in manufacturing
defecto de forma administrative error
defecto del habla o de pronunciación speech defect o impediment
2 fault, shortcoming, vice, deficiency.
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defecto
nombre masculino
1 (gen) defect, fault; (de una joya) imperfection, flaw
2 (de persona - moral) fault, shortcoming; (- física) handicap
nació con un defecto físico she was born handicapped
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FRASEOLOGÍA
en defecto de for lack of
pecar por defecto to be too conservative
al hacer la comida, pecó por defecto when she made lunch, she didn't do enough
por defecto INFORMÁTICA default
la impresora por defecto the default printer
defecto de pronunciación speech defect
defecto de fábrica manufacturing fault
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noun m.
1) defect
2) flaw
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SM
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 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 — (Inform) 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

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masculino
1)
a) (en un sistema) fault, flaw, defect

este material tiene un pequeño defecto — there's a slight flaw o defect in this material

a todo le encuentra defectos — she finds fault with everything

b) (de una persona) fault, shortcoming

a pesar de mis defectos — in spite of my faults

tiene el defecto de nunca escuchar lo que se le dice — she has the bad habit of never listening to what people say to her

2) (frml)

en su defecto: presentar el carnet de identidad o, en su defecto, el pasaporte present your identity card or if this is not possible, your passport; usar un desinfectante o, en su defecto, agua limpia — use a disinfectant, or, failing that, clean water

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= deficiency, failing, fault, flaw, imperfection, inadequacy, shortcoming, blemish, defect, disfigurement, nick.
Ex. In view of the frequency with which users could benefit from references to a broader subject this omission must be regarded as a deficiency of A/Z subject catalogue.
Ex. No supervisor should be a tiresome nag, but the achievements and failings of a persons's performance deserves mention in a constructive way at timely, regular intervals.
Ex. Documents and information can be lost forever by faults in inputting.
Ex. The author lists 10 advantages of procuring the journals through STC, but counterbalances these by listing 14 flaws in the corporation's organisation.
Ex. And some of those imperfections are a result of the LC subject headings, the syndetic structure, the lack of cross-references, the obsolescence of terminology, and all the other criticisms.
Ex. Inadequacies in the specific A/Z subject index entry made for a subject can also occur if the indexer bases his analysis solely on the class number for that subject.
Ex. He wrote to James explaining the shortcomings of his catalog.
Ex. Caslon rejected the brash contrast of the later Dutch founts, and produced types that were without serious blemish, but also without much life.
Ex. This book offers pithy and witty advice on how to write, defects in prose style, punctuation, and preparing a manuscript.
Ex. Owners of rare and valuable books face a special dilemma -- identification marks can be disfigurements and actually reduce the value of the books.
Ex. The table was purchased a year and a half ago as a conference table and has a few nicks and scratches but still looks good.
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* causado por un defecto eléctrico = electrically-caused.
* con todos su defectos = warts and all.
* defecto congénito = congenital defect, congenital abnormality, birth defect.
* defecto de diseño = design fault.
* defecto del habla = speech impediment.
* defecto de nacimiento = birth defect.
* defecto genético = gene defect, birth defect.
* defecto hereditario = birth defect.
* defectos = rough edges.
* defectos inherentes = inherent vice.
* encontrar defectos = fault.
* encontrar defectos en = find + fault with, see + faults in.
* encontrarle defectos a todo = nitpick.
* en su defecto = failing that/these.
* faltas y defectos = faults and inadequacies, snags and pitfalls, snags and problems.
* hallar defectos en = find + fault with, see + faults in.
* información por defecto = default.
* operación por defecto = default.
* por defecto = by default, default.
* sacarle defectos a todo = nitpick.
* seguir trabajando aceptando un defecto = work (a)round + shortcoming.
* sin defecto = untainted, unblemished.
* subsanar un defecto = remedy + defect, remedy + fault.
* surgir un defecto = arise + fault.
* tomar por defecto = default to.
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masculino
1)
a) (en un sistema) fault, flaw, defect

este material tiene un pequeño defecto — there's a slight flaw o defect in this material

a todo le encuentra defectos — she finds fault with everything

b) (de una persona) fault, shortcoming

a pesar de mis defectos — in spite of my faults

tiene el defecto de nunca escuchar lo que se le dice — she has the bad habit of never listening to what people say to her

2) (frml)

en su defecto: presentar el carnet de identidad o, en su defecto, el pasaporte present your identity card or if this is not possible, your passport; usar un desinfectante o, en su defecto, agua limpia — use a disinfectant, or, failing that, clean water

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= deficiency, failing, fault, flaw, imperfection, inadequacy, shortcoming, blemish, defect, disfigurement, nick.

Ex: In view of the frequency with which users could benefit from references to a broader subject this omission must be regarded as a deficiency of A/Z subject catalogue.

Ex: No supervisor should be a tiresome nag, but the achievements and failings of a persons's performance deserves mention in a constructive way at timely, regular intervals.
Ex: Documents and information can be lost forever by faults in inputting.
Ex: The author lists 10 advantages of procuring the journals through STC, but counterbalances these by listing 14 flaws in the corporation's organisation.
Ex: And some of those imperfections are a result of the LC subject headings, the syndetic structure, the lack of cross-references, the obsolescence of terminology, and all the other criticisms.
Ex: Inadequacies in the specific A/Z subject index entry made for a subject can also occur if the indexer bases his analysis solely on the class number for that subject.
Ex: He wrote to James explaining the shortcomings of his catalog.
Ex: Caslon rejected the brash contrast of the later Dutch founts, and produced types that were without serious blemish, but also without much life.
Ex: This book offers pithy and witty advice on how to write, defects in prose style, punctuation, and preparing a manuscript.
Ex: Owners of rare and valuable books face a special dilemma -- identification marks can be disfigurements and actually reduce the value of the books.
Ex: The table was purchased a year and a half ago as a conference table and has a few nicks and scratches but still looks good.
* causado por un defecto eléctrico = electrically-caused.
* con todos su defectos = warts and all.
* defecto congénito = congenital defect, congenital abnormality, birth defect.
* defecto de diseño = design fault.
* defecto del habla = speech impediment.
* defecto de nacimiento = birth defect.
* defecto genético = gene defect, birth defect.
* defecto hereditario = birth defect.
* defectos = rough edges.
* defectos inherentes = inherent vice.
* encontrar defectos = fault.
* encontrar defectos en = find + fault with, see + faults in.
* encontrarle defectos a todo = nitpick.
* en su defecto = failing that/these.
* faltas y defectos = faults and inadequacies, snags and pitfalls, snags and problems.
* hallar defectos en = find + fault with, see + faults in.
* información por defecto = default.
* operación por defecto = default.
* por defecto = by default, default.
* sacarle defectos a todo = nitpick.
* seguir trabajando aceptando un defecto = work (a)round + shortcoming.
* sin defecto = untainted, unblemished.
* subsanar un defecto = remedy + defect, remedy + fault.
* surgir un defecto = arise + fault.
* tomar por defecto = default to.

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defecto
masculine
A
1 (en un sistema) fault, flaw, defect
este material tiene un pequeño defecto there's a slight flaw o defect in this material
a todo le encuentra defectos she finds fault with everything
el plan tiene muchos defectos the plan has a lot of defects o a lot of things wrong with it
un defecto en el sistema de frenos a fault o defect in the braking system
2 (de una persona) fault
es un defecto suyo it's one of her faults, it's a defect in her character
tiene el defecto de nunca escuchar lo que se le dice she has the bad habit of never listening to what people say to her
me quiere a pesar de mis defectos he loves me in spite of my faults
pecar por defecto: pecaron por defecto en las previsiones they were too conservative in their estimates
antes preparaba demasiada comida y ahora peca por defecto she always used to make too much food but now she's gone to the other extreme o too far the other way
Compuestos:
defecto de fábrica
manufacturing fault o defect
tenía un defecto de fábrica it was faulty o defective
defecto físico
physical handicap
B (frml):
en su defecto: limpiar con desinfectante o, en su defecto, con agua limpia clean with disinfectant, or, failing that, use clean water
el director o, en su defecto, su secretaria the director or, in his absence o if he is not available, his secretary
C
por defecto (Inf) by default
configurar algo por defecto to configure sth by default
opción/valor por defecto default option/value
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defecto sustantivo masculino
a) (en un sistema) fault, flaw, defect;

defecto de fábrica manufacturing fault o defect

b) (de una persona) fault, shortcoming;

defecto físico physical handicap

defecto sustantivo masculino defect, fault
defecto físico, physical defect
'defecto' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
adolecer
- falla
- lacra
- rectificar
- redondear
- rozar
- tara
- cecear
- ceceo
- corregir
- deficiencia
- desperfecto
- disimular
- falta
- incorregible
- limitación
- pero
- pifia
- sacar
- tapar
English:
default setting
- defect
- deficiency
- failing
- fault
- flaw
- impediment
- imperfection
- point
- redeem
- show up
- speech defect
- default
- short
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defecto
nm
1. [físico] defect (en in);
no le veo ningún defecto a esta casa I can't see anything wrong with this house;
siempre le saca defectos a todo he's always finding fault with everything
Comp
defecto de fábrica manufacturing defect;
defecto de fabricación manufacturing defect;
defecto físico physical handicap;
Der defecto de forma procedural error;
defecto del habla speech impairment;
defecto de pronunciación speech defect
2. [moral] fault, shortcoming;
su único defecto es la soberbia his only fault o flaw is his pride;
tenía el defecto de llegar siempre tarde she had the bad habit of always being late
en su defecto loc adv
el arzobispo o, en su defecto, el obispo oficiará la ceremonia the ceremony will be conducted by the archbishop or, in the absence of the archbishop, by the bishop;
acuda a la embajada o, en su defecto, al consulado más cercano go to the embassy or, alternatively, to the nearest consulate
por defecto loc adv
1. Informát & Tec [automáticamente] by default;
la letra que te sale por defecto es Arial the default typeface is Arial
2. [tirando por lo bajo]
más vale pecar por exceso que por defecto too much is better than not enough
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defecto
m
1 defect; moral fault
2 INFOR default
3
:
en defecto de for lack of, for want of;
en su defecto failing that
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defecto nm
1) : defect, flaw, shortcoming
2)
en su defecto : lacking that, in the absence of that
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defecto n
1. (en general) defect / fault
un defecto del oído a hearing defect
la lavadora tiene un defecto de fábrica the washing machine is faulty
2. (moral) fault
su peor defecto es que siempre quiere tener razón his worse fault is that he always has to be right
3. (en ropa) flaw
la blusa tiene un defecto the blouse has a flaw in it

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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