Translation of defecto in English:

defecto

m

  • 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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