Defect and Irregularity


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Defect noun – Something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing.
Usage example: the statue has a slight defect on the base, so it's being sold at a discount

Irregularity is a synonym for defect in failure topic. In some cases you can use "Irregularity" instead a noun "Defect", when it comes to topics like blemish, flaw.
Nearby Words: defective, defection, defector, defecting, defectively
Synonyms for Defect


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Irregularity noun – Not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals.
Defect is a synonym for irregularity in failure topic. Sometimes you can use "Defect" instead a noun "Irregularity", if it concerns topics such as flaw.
Nearby Words: irregular, irregularly
Synonyms for Irregularity

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similar similar defect similar irregularity
perceived perceived defect perceived irregularity
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