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 alternative colloquial/trade meaning of "At ...
Liability For Defective Products Act 1991
... The Liability for Defective Products Act 1991 is an Act of the Oireachtas that augmented Irish law on product liability formerly based solely on negligence ... It introduced a strict liability regime for defective products, implementing Council of the European Union Directive 85/374/EEC ...
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 parent) are required in order to be born with the disorder ... 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 ...
Defective Pixel
... Defective pixels are pixels on a liquid crystal display (LCD) that are not performing as expected ... ISO 13406-2 distinguishes between three different types of defective pixels, while hardware companies tend to have further distinguishing types ... In these devices, defective pixels fail to sense light levels correctly, whereas defective pixels in LCDs fail to reproduce light levels correctly ...
Sector Slipping
... Sector slipping is a technique used to deal with defective sectors in hard disk drives ... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word defective:

    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)

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

    Now, since our condition accommodates things to itself, and transforms them according to itself, we no longer know things in their reality; for nothing comes to us that is not altered and falsified by our Senses. When the compass, the square, and the rule are untrue, all the calculations drawn from them, all the buildings erected by their measure, are of necessity also defective and out of plumb. The uncertainty of our senses renders uncertain everything that they produce.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)