- 1 1.1 (en un sistema) fault, flaw, defect este material tiene un pequeño defecto there's a slight flaw o defect in this material a todo le encuentra defectos she finds fault with everything el plan tiene muchos defectos the plan has a lot of defects o a lot of things wrong with it un defecto en el sistema de frenos a fault o defect in the braking system 1.2 (de una persona) fault es un defecto suyo it's one of her faults, it's a defect in her character tiene el defecto de nunca escuchar lo que se le dice she has the bad habit of never listening to what people say to her me quiere a pesar de mis defectos he loves me in spite of my faults pecar por defecto, pecaron por defecto en las previsiones they were too conservative in their estimates antes preparaba demasiada comida y ahora peca por defecto she always used to make too much food but now she's gone to the other extreme o too far the other way
- 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
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The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.