lacking some forms; e.g., having only one tense or being usable only in the third person. (adjective)
A person considered to be defective. (noun)
Examples of word defective
It was quite clear to the Clarks that the "botanist" had not given up his hope of buying the field, in spite of the owners 'insistence that not only was its title defective but that the option had been promised to Mrs. Smith.
Mr Sarkozy said the guarantees would be at commercial rates, and he stressed that what he called defective managers would be removed - and rash shareholders would not benefit from the public intervention.
(voice-over): A Navy spokesman tells us, Kuchera is being suspended for alleged fraud, including what he called defective pricing.
Reason one, I had an 870 defective from the factory (faulty magazine retention spring wouldn't hold shells in the magazine under recoil) and it soured me on Remington for several years.
Picture frames made from virgin defective printed circuit boards.