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Syllabification: ze·ro-de·fect

Definition of zero-defect in English:


Having no errors or flaws: the shop provides zero-defect and on-time delivery services
More example sentences
  • Today's media have a zero-defect standard.
  • We don't want these gimmicks that say, zero-defect kids by the year 2014 or you will be punished.
  • In the age of the so-called zero-defect military, senior officers increasingly recognize that pursuing perfection in officer performance hurts the military services.

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