the condition of being financially weak; "the weakness of the dollar against the yen"
the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain; "his weakness increased as he became older"; "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"
a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you; "he has a weakness for chocolate"
desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army; "If soldiers deserted Hitlers army, they were shot" (同)desert
an imperfection in an object or machine; "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer" (同)fault, flaw
an imperfection in a bodily system; "visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"
a failing or deficiency; "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information" (同)shortcoming
(sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults"
responsibility for a bad situation or event; "it was Johns fault"
(geology) a crack in the earths crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earths crust" (同)faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, break
(electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.); "it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it"
unsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate (同)inadequateness
the quality of being a hindrance; "he pointed out all the drawbacks to my plan"