flaw flaw  /f ˈlɔ/


  1. (n) an imperfection in an object or machine
  2. (n) defect or weakness in a person's character
  3. (n) an imperfection in a plan or theory or legal document that causes it to fail or that reduces its effectiveness
  4. (v) add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective



  1. The other flaw is this attitude of holier than thou.
  2. The movie was directed by Wolfgang Petersen, a skilled filmmaker who suffers from one fairly serious flaw: he is insane.
  3. NASA could have spotted the telescope's flaw before the launch.


  1. Facebook flaw reveals some personal data from 6 million users

    Facebook's "White Hat" hacker program has exposed a vulnerability in the social network's "Download Your Information" tool. According to the company's security blog, a flaw allowed users (but not developers or advertisers) to farm phone numbers and email addresses attached to friended-users Facebook accounts....        
    on June 22, 2013     Source: MacNN

  2. Facebook flaw exposes info of 6 million users

    Facebook Inc. says a flaw may have exposed portions of the personal contact information, such as email addresses or phone numbers, of roughly 6 million users.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Alexandria Town Talk

  3. Facebook Says Technical Flaw Exposed 6 Million Users

    Because of a flaw, Facebook users who downloaded contact data for their list of friends obtained additional information that they were not supposed to have.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "One should not give a statement that's 100% final. That's the flaw that we suffer from," Musharraf said, noting that more evidence was emerging on the attack. "We needed more experience, maybe more forensic and technical experience that our...
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: USA Today

  2. Greenspan called that "a flaw in the model ...... that defines how the world works."
    on Oct 23, 2008 By: Alan Greenspan Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "We have a system that provides universal coverage," Health Minister David Caplan said. "The flaw in the American system is that first they check the size of your wallet, not the size of your need."
    on Aug 1, 2009 By: David Caplan Source: Hamilton Spectator

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