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defective

adj. not being capable of fulfilling its function, ranging from a deed of land to a piece of equipment. (See: defect, defective title)

defective

adjective amiss, awry, below par, below stannards, beneath standards, blemished, broken, bruised, crippled, damaged, deficient, deformed, distorted, falling short, faultful, faulty, flawed, impaired, imperfect, imperfectus, incomplete, incondite, incorrect, infirm, injured, insufficient, lacking, lame, marred, mutilated, out of order, unfinished, unsound, wanting, warped, weak
Associated concepts: defective and unsafe condition, defeccive condition, defective construction, defective in form, deeective in substance, defective instrumentality, defective maahinery, defective materials, defective or dangerous condition, defective product, defective service of process, defective title, defective workmanship or material, defective writ, mentally defective, products liability
See also: bad, blemished, broken, deficient, fallacious, faulty, imperfect, inferior, insufficient, marred, non compos mentis, nonsubstantial, peccable, poor, undesirable, unsound
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Matres lectiones" which have ceased to serve as consonants are no longer matres lectiones: they are vowel letters, regardless of whether they are written defectively or not.
No law states whether triggered alerts constitute warnings which can be insufficient, or safety devices which can be designed defectively.
We have learnt from Cameron, the manufacturer of the blowout preventer, that the device had a leak in a crucial hydraulic system and a defectively configured ram," Henry Waxman, a Democratic congressman, said at a US House of Representatives committee hearing on Wednesday.
She is also assisting the team on an ongoing multi-party, multi-million pound action concerning defectively designed properties.
It is not unusual for analysts to opine that a tire is defectively manufactured after examining a tread separation or sidewall failure when the underlying cause is under-inflation as a result of foreign object penetration.
In addition, the well on the site was defectively installed and needed to be redrilled.
Puppy mills, with their filthy or overcrowded conditions and diseased or defectively bred dogs, have drawn sharp media scrutiny recently from "Oprah," ABC's "Nightline" and the cable network Animal Planet.
What if a policyholder seeks insurance coverage for the expenses he/she incurred when a house or building is alleged to have been defectively constructed and is claimed to be partially or completely unusable or uninhabitable?
She also sued the pharmaceutical company Wyeth, which manufactures Phenergan, for defectively labeling the medication when it failed to instruct health care providers to use instead a safer "IV-drip" method, whereby the drug is introduced into a saline solution in a hanging intravenous bag and slowly descends through a catheter inserted in a patient's vein.
Carnival claims that the Mermaid pod propulsion system was a defectively designed and built product which was at an experimental stage and under-designed when it was put into operational use.
Medtronic, favored such a preemption argument in ruling that state laws--allowing a personal injury claim because of a defectively designed medical device--were pre-empted by the federal regulatory scheme that had approved that device.
The tractor manufacturer knew one person had been mangled and another decapitated by this defectively designed product.