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1default/dɪˈfɑːlt/noun
pluraldefaults
1default
/dɪˈfɑːlt/
noun
pluraldefaults
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]
[count]
   b  [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

formal
: in the absence of (something) : without (something)
2default/dɪˈfɑːlt/verb
defaultsdefaulteddefaulting
2default
/dɪˈfɑːlt/
verb
defaultsdefaulteddefaulting
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,pluraldefaulters[count]
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