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defective

 [de-fek´tiv]
1. imperfect.
2. a person lacking in some physical, mental, or moral quality.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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de·fec·tive

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

(dĕ-fek'tiv)
Denoting or exhibiting a defect; imperfect; a failure of quality.
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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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In essence, it is an announcement of capitulation to the problem of the introduction of this innovative product due to the complexity of the organization of the use of the modern system of technological online defectiveness insulation monitoring, with which enamel aggregates of world manufacturers of the equipment are equipped.
(87) Even during this time, some courts assessed design defectiveness according to whether the safety benefits of fixing a design danger were worth the costs.
(385) But if "number of men" is a legitimate factor in judges' and juries' considerations of consent, then perhaps roughness or kink might be legitimate factors too, and juries could well end up terming non-normative sex nonconsensual, repeating the very one-over Denno exposes as too often governing inquiries of "mental defectiveness." (386) "Situational factors" may too easily slip into ableist/erotophobic societal mores, while affirmative consent may just as effectively regulate coercive or unwanted sex.
(11) Hence, the court recognized that design defect cases are analytically dissimilar to manufacturing defect cases, in that design defect cases require some outside, external, objective standard for defectiveness, which cannot be found in generalized references to industry expectations.
Whereas approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning the liability of the producer for damage caused by the defectiveness of his products is necessary because the existing divergences may distort competition and affect the movement of goods within the common market and entail a differing degree of protection of the consumer against damage caused by a defective product to his health or property (supra note 5 [emphasis added]).
Compared with single-layer graphene, on the one hand, the presence of oxygen-containing functional groups indeed greatly increased defectiveness of GO sheet.
The results of conductivity measurements of Sn[O.sub.2] layers may vary considerably; they depend on the surface structure (its stoichiometry and defectiveness), the layer smoothness, the type of the substrate, and the different methods of layer forming.
Some of the EMSs included in this domain are abuse/mistrust, emotional deprivation, and defectiveness. The impaired autonomy and performance domain includes schemas involving a negative view of one's ability to succeed or function independently from others (e.g., dependence, vulnerability to harm, and failure schemas).
Generally, both amylose content and chain-length distribution of amylopectin chains in starches exerts significant influence on the defectiveness of the crystalline lamellae through an alteration of their structural organization [3-4].
All of this conforms to Foucault's characterization of the logic of neoliberal response to economic crisis in general: "Nothing proves that the market economy is intrinsically defective since everything attributed to it as a defect and as the effect of its defectiveness should really be attributed to the state" (2008, page 116).
Their technical state was determined according to quantitative indices-scale of defectiveness and calculated averages of defectiveness points for each investigated dam.