1 default /dɪˈfɑːlt/ noun
plural defaults
1 default
plural defaults
Learner's definition of DEFAULT
[noncount] used to describe something that happens or is done when nothing else has been done or can be done usually used in the phrase by default
sometimes used before another noun
: a failure to make a payment (such as a payment on a loan)
[noncount] law : failure to appear in court
[count] computers : a setting, option, etc., that a computer uses if you do not choose a different one
often used before another noun

in default of

: in the absence of (something) : without (something)
2 default /dɪˈfɑːlt/ verb
defaults; defaulted; defaulting
2 default
defaults; defaulted; defaulting
Learner's definition of DEFAULT
[no object]
: to fail to do something that legally must be done
especially : to fail to make the payments you must make on a loan, mortgage, etc.
of a computer : to automatically use a particular setting, option, etc., unless you choose a different one

— defaulter

noun, plural defaulters [count]
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