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defection

de·fec·tion

defection

 
pronunciation:
dih fek shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of deserting or renouncing loyalty to something to which one is supposed to be loyal, such as one's country, duty, religion, or party.
definition 2: a failure, lack, or loss of something; deficiency.
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