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defect from (something)

To leave some place, often under repressive conditions and when it is prohibited. I defected from my homeland after witnessing the atrocities carried out by the government.
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defect to (something)

To leave some place, often under repressive conditions and when it is prohibited, and go to another place. I defected to this country after witnessing the atrocities being carried out in my homeland.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

defect from something

to run away from something; to forsake something. Thousands of soldiers defected from the army. Roger would never think of defecting from the armed services.
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defect to something

to forsake one group and take up with another. Will he defect to the other side? David defected to a small East European country.
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[ClickPress, Tue Apr 16 2019] Launch and addition of new kinds of methods and devices are some of the other factors contributing to the growth of the global Articular Defects Treatment Market .
The Auditor-General's (A-G) report, which was tabled in Parliament today, said the bridge defects were identified in 2016.
Material and Methods: All the patients who underwent scalp reconstruction for soft tissue or composite defects greater than 6cm2 during the period of 5 years were included in the series and were followed post operatively for 6 months.
Nathalie Auger, M.D., from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, and colleagues used a cohort of 1,084,251 women who had delivered infants between 1989 and 2013 in Quebec in order to identify women whose infants had critical, noncritical, or no heart defects. These women were tracked for up to 25 years past pregnancy for hospitalizations for cardiovascular disease.
The anterior glenoid defects were cut along the superior-inferior (SI) axis of the glenoid according to clinical findings (25) and that of recent computed tomography (CT) reconstruction (26) and biomechanical (27-28)studies on anterior glenoid defects to approximate the pattern of bone loss noted in patients with recurrent dislocations.
Defects in green beans plague the coffee industry, and finding defects continues to prove challenging.
Birth defects potentially linked to cases of Zika virus in the United States have increased by a factor of nearly 20 since the virus first made its way into the country, according to new findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"In 2016, CDC provided funding for 45 local, state, and territorial health departments to conduct rapid population-based surveillance for defects potentially related to Zika virus infection, which will provide essential data to monitor the impact of Zika virus infection in the United States."
To better understand the impact of birth defects resulting from Zika virus infection, the CDC surveillance case definition established in 2016 for birth defects potentially related to Zika virus infection * (2) was retrospectively applied to population-based birth defects surveillance data collected during 2013-2014 in three areas before the introduction of Zika virus (the pre-Zika years) into the World Health Organization's Region of the Americas (Americas) (3).
An ablative surgical procedure in the oral cavity is curative for oral and maxillofacial pathologies, but simultaneously produces hard and soft tissue defects. These defects produce functional and psychological problems in the post operative period.
The identification of loan defects has been a well-established part of the mortgage quality-control (QC) process for decades.
The presence of defects in a document is common due to human factors especially when the sources of the statements written in the documents are from several individuals.
The first step is identifying which PCBs are the main drivers of defects. At SigmaTron International's Elk Grove Village (IL) facility, a custom defect data management system has been integrated into the company's proprietary iScore Product Management System to help in achieving this goal.