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What is Defect? Difference between Defect & Defective?

Updated: May 31

What is Defect? Difference between Defect & Defective? In the time of modern and AI technology, we as a customer want that product which can fulfill our requirement. At this time you can say that the defect is a physical, functional product or service that failed to meet one of the desired specifications.

What is Defect? Difference between Defect & Defective?
What is Defect? Difference between Defect & Defective?

Examples of Defects?

Suppose, ram is going to buy a cotton shirt in a shop. After buying the shirt ram comes to know that the stitching of the shirt is loose and that's why the shirt is not comfortable to wear. The loose stitching is a 'defect'.

Understand defect with an example:
Understand defect with an example

Take another example for Defect:

An Ice-cream maker makes 1000 psc. ice-cream/ hrs. As per rules, the maker should mix 10 ltr milk per 1000 psc of ice cream. But the ice-cream maker put only 5 ltr milk per 1000 psc ice-cream. The deficit of the milk quantity is a 'defect'.

A defect is any item or service that exhibits a departure from specifications. A defect does not mean that the product or services cannot be used. A defect indicates only that the product result is not entirely as intended.

What is Defective?

A defective is an item or service that is considered completely unacceptable for use. Each item or service experience is either considered defective or not. In a simple way, any major defect or more than one severe defect may lead to the defective product.

Understand Defective by an example:

Suppose, ram purchase a shirt and the stitches are loose. Hence, the shirt is not usable. Means due to defect in stitches the product (shirt) become defective.


Products with defects can still be used for their original purpose, although the customer experience may be sub-optimal. Defective products cannot be used for their original purpose without danger or severe inconvenience to the customer.