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defective

 [de-fek´tiv]
1. imperfect.
2. a person lacking in some physical, mental, or moral quality.

de·fec·tive

(dĕ-fek'tiv), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
Denoting or exhibiting a defect; imperfect; a failure of quality.

defective

[difek′tiv]
Etymology: L, defectus, a failing
pertaining to something that is imperfect, or, as in an outdated term, to an individual who may be suffering from any disorder.

de·fec·tive

(dĕ-fek'tiv)
Denoting or exhibiting a defect; imperfect; a failure of quality.

de·fec·tive

(dĕ-fek'tiv)
Denoting or exhibiting a defect; imperfect; a failure of quality.

Patient discussion about defective

Q. Is it a birth defect in children? I know about the causes of autism. Is it a birth defect in children?

A. it's not an easy answer i'm afraid...there are congenital differences, but no "birth defect" that we can detect. there's a good pdf file that gives a full explanation about it...i think you'll find it useful:
http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:U7PHTfTAZhYJ:www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf+http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf&hl=iw&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=il

Q. why does ADHD make kind of an hype to children? is it a nerve defect?

A. it's a complex interaction among genetic and environmental factors causing a disorder in the central nervous system. a study showed a delay in development of certain brain structures n the frontal cortex and temporal lobe, which are believed to be responsible for the ability to control and focus thinking.

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If the print were missing, the mirror would not become defectively designed for making objects seem far away; the mirror's very purpose is to show a wider angle of view.
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As the only voice of dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that Congress never intended" a radical curtailment of state common-law lawsuits seeking compensation for injuries caused by defectively designed or labeled medical devices.
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In support of her claims, she alleged that the lighter was defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous because it did not contain a child-resistant safety device which, she further alleged, was available, inexpensive, and would have reduced the risk that children could ignite the lighter.
The additive, known as MBTE, has recently been the subject of various legal claims alleging that manufacturers defectively designed a harmful product and then misled the public about its dangers.
I found a certain amount of doubt," he says of the farmers, "concealed only defectively by tall talk.
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The CPSC's suit, filed in 2001 by Clinton appointee Ann Brown, claimed that Daisy air guns were defectively designed.
In October 1996, the navy asserted that Sanders had defectively priced the kits under the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) and claimed $496,427.
The suit alleged that such non-safety devices are defectively designed, resulting in unnecessary secondary needle stick injuries to thousands of Ohio health care workers, and created an unreasonable risk of harm that easily could have been prevented by the use of alternative, safer designs incorporating post-use protection for exposed needles.
When applied around the anus, this topical therapy boosts defectively low resting anal pressures to within normal range.