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Definition of "defection" []

  • The act or an instance of defecting (noun)
  • Abandonment of duty, allegiance, principles, etc; backsliding (noun)
  • An act or incidence of defecting (noun)

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Use "defection" in a sentence
  • "Her mentor handles what he calls her defection very poorly and they have not spoken to one another in six months."
  • "Their defection from the progressive coalition over the past two years is the main reason Democrats are facing a beat-down tomorrow."
  • "Beverly Si lls, for instance, made the cover of Time in 1971, and Mikhail Baryshnikov was a full-fledged media idol within a few months of his 1974 defection from the Soviet Union."