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Noun: default  di'folt
  1. Loss due to not showing up
    "he lost the game by default"
     
  2. Act of failing to meet a financial obligation
    - nonpayment, nonremittal
     
  3. Loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid
    - nonpayment, nonremittal
     
  4. An option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified
    - default option
Verb: default  di'folt
  1. Fail to pay up
    - default on
     
  2. (computing) assume a particular value when none other is specified
    "If you don't specify a number of items, it defaults to 1"

Derived forms: defaults, defaulted, defaulting

Type of: absence, alternative, choice, fail, failure, financial loss, loss, neglect, option

Antonym: pay up

Encyclopedia: Default