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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the state of being defective;
[syn: defectiveness, faultiness]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Defective \De*fect"ive\, a. [L. defectivus: cf. F. d['e]fectif. See Defect.] 1. Wanting in something; incomplete; lacking a part; deficient; imperfect; faulty; -- applied either to natural or moral qualities; as, a defective limb; defective timber; a defective copy or account; a defective character; defective rules. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) Lacking some of the usual forms of declension or conjugation; as, a defective noun or verb. -- De*fect"ive*ly, adv. -- De*fect"ive*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

defectiveness n 1: the state of being defective [syn: defectiveness, faultiness]