defect etymology

English word defect comes from Latin faciendus, Latin de- (De-.)

Detailed word origin of defect

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
faciendus Latin (lat)
de- Latin (lat) De-.
defectus Latin (lat) Absence. Defection, revolt. Failure. Weakness, failing, defect Faulty, defective. Tired, worn out.
deficere Latin (lat)
defaicte Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Defeat.
defect English (eng) (intransitive) To abandon or turn against; to cease or change one's loyalty, especially from a military organisation or political party.. (law) To flee one's country and seek asylum.. (military) To desert one's army, to flee from combat.. (military) To join the enemy army. (math) A part by which a figure or quantity is wanting or deficient.. A fault or malfunction.. The quantity or amount by [...]

Words with the same origin as defect

Descendants of de-
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