flaw

  • 1 Flaw — Жанры ню метал Годы 1995  наши дни Страна …

    Википедия

  • 2 flaw — [flɔː ǁ flɒː] noun [countable] 1. a mistake or weakness in a machine, system etc that prevents it from working correctly: flaw in • The drought exposed a serious flaw in the dam. • Investigators believe that a design flaw (= mistake or weakness… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 flaw — [flo: US flo:] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from Old Norse flaga flat stone ; FLAG1] 1.) a mistake, mark, or weakness that makes something imperfect = ↑defect flaw in ▪ a flaw in the software serious/major/basic/minor etc flaw …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 Flaw — (fl[add]), n. [OE. flai, flaw flake; cf. Sw. flaga flaw, crack, breach, flake, D. vlaag gust of wind, Norw. flage, flaag, and E. flag a flat stone.] 1. A crack or breach; a gap or fissure; a defect of continuity or cohesion; as, a flaw in a knife …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 flaw — [ flɔ ] noun count a mistake or fault in something that makes it useless or less effective: There are serious flaws in the way we train our teachers. fatal flaw (=that makes something completely useless or wrong): What you ve just said is the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 flaw — flaw·less; flaw; flaw·less·ly; flaw·less·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 7 flaw — flaw1 [flô] n. [ME, a flake, scale, splinter, prob. < or akin to ON flaga, thin layer: for IE base see FLAKE1] 1. a break, scratch, crack, etc. that spoils something; blemish [a flaw in a diamond] 2. a defect; fault; error [a flaw in a legal… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Flaw — Flaw, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flawed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flawing}.] 1. To crack; to make flaws in. [1913 Webster] The brazen caldrons with the frosts are flawed. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To break; to violate; to make of no effect. [Obs.] [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 flaw|y — flaw|y1 «FL ee», adjective. having flaws or cracks; broken; defective; faulty. ╂[< flaw1 + y1] flaw|y2 «FL ee», adjective. coming in gusts, as wind. ╂[< flaw …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 flaw — I noun blemish, blot, breach, crack, defacement, defect, deficiency, deformity, demerit, disfigurement, error, failing, failure, fault, foible, frailty, gap, imperfection, imperfectness, inferiority, infirmity, injury, limitation, loophole,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 flaw — n defect, *blemish Analogous words: cleaving or cleavage, riving, splitting or split, rending or rent, ripping or rip, tearing or tear (see corresponding verbs at TEAR) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 flaw — [n] imperfection blemish, bug, catch*, Catch 22*, defect, disfigurement, failing, fault, foible, glitch*, gremlin*, pitfall, slipup, speck, spot, stain, typo*, vice, wart*, weakness, weak spot; concepts 580,674 Ant. fine point, perfection,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 flaw — ► NOUN 1) a blemish or imperfection. 2) a fundamental weakness or error. ► VERB (usu. be flawed) ▪ mar or weaken. DERIVATIVES flawless adjective flawlessly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 Flaw — A flaw is a defect, fault, or imperfection.Flaw may also refer to:* Flaw (band), an American alternative metal band * Flaw (album), an album by Flaw * The Flaws, an Irish indie rock band * Flawed (song), a song by Delta Goodrem * Flaw, a Lord of… …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 flaw — I [[t]flɔ[/t]] n. 1) a feature that mars the perfection of something; defect 2) a defect impairing legal soundness or validity 3) a crack or breach 4) to produce a flaw in 5) to become defective • Etymology: 1275–1325; ME flaw(e), flage flaw′less …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 flaw — I. /flɔ / (say flaw) noun 1. a marring feature; a defect; a fault. 2. a defect impairing legal soundness or validity: a flaw in a lease; a flaw in a will. 3. a crack, break, breach, imperfection, or rent. –verb (t) 4. to produce a flaw in: *Glory …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 flaw — flaw1 flawless, adj. flawlessly, adv. flawlessness, n. /flaw/, n. 1. a feature that mars the perfection of something; defect; fault: beauty without flaw; the flaws in our plan. 2. a defect impairing legal soundness or validity …

    Universalium

  • 18 flaw — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, main, major, serious ▪ basic, critical, fatal, fundamental ▪ inherent …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 flaw — n. 1) a fatal flaw 2) a flaw in (there s a flaw in your reasoning) * * * [flɔː] a fatal flaw a flaw in (there s a flaw in your reasoning) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 flaw — noun (C) 1 a mistake, mark, or weakness that makes something imperfect; defect 1: a slight flaw in the glass 2 a mistake in an argument, plan, or set of ideas : fundamental flaw (=a very important mistake or weakness): The lack of reliable… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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