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noun [countable] flaw pronunciation in British English /flɔː/
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  1. a mistake or fault in something that makes it useless or less effective
    There are serious flaws in the way we train our teachers.
    fatal flaw (=that makes something completely useless or wrong): What you’ve just said is the fatal flaw in your argument.
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    1. a.
      a mark or fault that spoils something and makes it less beautiful or perfect
      There was a tiny flaw in the diamond.
    2. b.
      a fault in someones character
      My father definitely had his flaws and failings.


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