Kerry Michaelis
Kerry Michaelis voted up Jaimie JT's answer

I can only think of a Saturday night defect versus failure.. Saturday night defect : I'm getting ready to go out around 11pm and my mascara wand is broken so I can't do my make up properly and my eyelashes look bad and clumpy  :/ DEFECT  ! Or !! It's Saturday night around 11 pm … Read more

Kerry Michaelis
Kerry Michaelis voted up PJ Stein's answer

A defect is something wrong in the design, material, or manufacturing of a product. The defect can be there and the product can still be used, but may have issues. A failure is when the product breaks down.

For example when I first got my car I had an issue with my parking brake, Sometimes … Read more