Translation of defecto in English:

defecto

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • 2 [formal] en su defecto, limpiar con desinfectante o, en su defecto, con agua limpia clean with disinfectant, or, failing that, use clean water el director o, en su defecto, su secretaria the director or, in his absence o/or if he is not available, his secretary
  • 3por defecto [Informática/Computing] by default configurar algo por defecto to configure sth by default opción/valor por defecto default option/value

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Cultural fact of the day

The National Police (Policía Nacional) was set up in Spain in 1976. Its members patrol provincial capitals and big cities, which are responsible for its finance, administration, and recruitment. Although armed, it has never been considered a repressive force, unlike the Guardia Civil.