Defective may refer to::

  • Defective matrix, in algebra
  • Defective verb, in linguistics
  • Defective, or haser, in Hebrew orthography, a spelling variant that does not include mater lectionis
  • Something presenting an anomaly making it unfunctional

Other articles related to "defective":

Defective On Arrival
... Defective On Arrival is an alternate interpretation of "D.O.A", which stands for "dead on arrival", a term used in medical context and with the ...
Sector Slipping
... Sector slipping is a technique used to deal with defective sectors in hard disk drives ... Due to the volatility of hard disks from their moving parts and low tolerances some sectors become defective ... Defective sectors can even come on hard disks from the factory so most disks incorporate a bad-block recovery system to cope with these issues ...
CAMFAK Syndrome - Genetics
... This means the defective gene responsible for the disorder is located on an autosome, and two copies of the defective gene (one inherited from each ... The parents of an individual with an autosomal recessive disorder both carry one copy of the defective gene, but usually do not experience any signs or symptoms of the disorder ...
Defective Pixel
... Defective pixels are pixels on a liquid crystal display (LCD) that are not performing as expected ... In these devices, defective pixels fail to sense light levels correctly, whereas defective pixels in LCDs fail to reproduce light levels correctly ...

Famous quotes containing the word defective:

    Governments which have a regard to the common interest are constituted in accordance with strict principles of justice, and are therefore true forms; but those which regard only the interest of the rulers are all defective and perverted forms, for they are despotic, whereas a state is a community of freemen.
    Aristotle (384–322 B.C.)

    Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up.
    —P.D. (Phyllis Dorothy)

    A defective voice will always preclude an artist from achieving the complete development of his art, however intelligent he may be.... The voice is an instrument which the artist must learn to use with suppleness and sureness, as if it were a limb.
    Sarah Bernhardt (1845–1923)