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defect

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199661350
Published online June 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191744532
defect

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The pronunciations recommended are /ˈdiːfɛkt/ for the noun (= imperfection, blemish) and /dɪˈfɛkt/ for the verb (= abandon one’s country

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