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Negative ConnotationPlay
The term often implies something undesirable or unwanted in an object or system. SlideThe smartphone was returned due to a screen defect.
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Potential SeverityPlay
'Defect' can suggest varying levels of severity, from minor to critical. SlideA minor defect in the paintwork doesn't affect the car's performance.
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Not Always VisiblePlay
Some defects are not immediately apparent and may be discovered later. SlideAfter a week, we noticed a defect in the TV's sound quality.