defect vs fault: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: defect or fault

How to spell defect?

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defectverb

desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army

defectnoun

a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

defectnoun

an imperfection in an object or machine

defectnoun

a failing or deficiency

defectnoun

an imperfection in a bodily system

faultnoun

a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

faultnoun

an imperfection in an object or machine

faultnoun

the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection

faultnoun

(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

faultverb

put or pin the blame on

faultnoun

(electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.)

faultnoun

responsibility for a bad situation or event

faultnoun

(sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)

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