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Translation of defecto in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 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 if he is not available, his secretary
  • 3por defecto (Informática)
    by default
    configurar algo por defecto
    to configure something by default
    opción/valor por defecto
    default option/value
Example sentences
  • Un chico debe aceptarte con tus defectos y virtudes.
  • Si no se especifica, su valor por defecto es false.
  • En esa perspectiva, el proyecto puede tener muchos defectos.

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    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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