Translation of defecto in English:

defecto

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  • 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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Word of the day pegado
adj
su casa está pegada a la mía = her house is right next to mine …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain, a privately owned school that receives no government funds is called a colegio privado. Parents pay monthly fees. Colegios privados cover all stages of primary and secondary education.