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An example use of defect in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… sure they were free of defect besides …”
Defect means a flaw or imperfection.
the word defect occurs in english on average 7.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that defect can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;