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faulty

adjective
\ ˈfȯl-tē How to pronounce faulty (audio) \
faultier; faultiest

Definition of faulty

: marked by fault or defect : imperfect

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Other Words from faulty

faultily \ ˈfȯl-​tə-​lē How to pronounce faultily (audio) \ adverb
faultiness \ ˈfȯl-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce faultiness (audio) \ noun

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Examples of faulty in a Sentence

the cause of the plane crash was traced to faulty wiring
Recent Examples on the Web In trying to expand testing capacity in February, the CDC sent test kits to state and public health labs, including the MDHHS, but it was soon determined that the tests were faulty. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan releases new data on how many people have recovered from coronavirus," 9 Apr. 2020 Nations have been receiving shipments of medical gear from China, though some of the test kits for the virus have turned out to be faulty. Edward Wong, New York Times, "In Sudden Shift, U.S. and China Seek to Cooperate," 2 Apr. 2020 Up to 80 percent of the 150,000 portable, quick coronavirus test kits China delivered to the Czech Republic earlier this month were faulty, according to local Czech news ... Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Pandemic: The First Great Crisis of the Post-American Era," 29 Mar. 2020 Up to 80 percent of the 150,000 portable, rapid-test kits China sent to the Czech Republic were faulty, according to Expats.cz, a local Czech news site. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "China launches investigation into company behind faulty coronavirus test kits sold to Spain," 27 Mar. 2020 If even one component is faulty, the entire machine shuts down. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "SpaceX and Tesla Might Make Ventilators. But Is It Really That Easy?," 19 Mar. 2020 When its test was found to be faulty, the CDC had to make a new one. Gina Barton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Coronavirus Wisconsin: Shortages in testing supplies and blood, closures pile up," 17 Mar. 2020 But when the initial test from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was rolled out to state public-health laboratories in early February, one of its components was discovered to be faulty. Olga Khazan, The Atlantic, "The 4 Key Reasons the U.S. Is So Behind on Coronavirus Testing," 13 Mar. 2020 Health officials have announced a number of developments in making tests available after CDC's initial test kits sent to public health labs were found to be faulty. Michael Nedelman And Arman Azad, CNN, "How and when you should be tested for the coronavirus," 4 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of faulty

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of faulty was in the 14th century

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12 Apr 2020

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“Faulty.” waleadership.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, http://waleadership.com/dictionary/faulty. Accessed 20 Apr. 2020.

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faulty

adjective
How to pronounce faulty (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of faulty

: having a mistake, fault, or weakness

faulty

adjective
\ ˈfȯl-tē How to pronounce faulty (audio) \
faultier; faultiest

Kids Definition of faulty

: having a fault, flaw, or weakness : imperfect

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