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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK):
    • (noun) IPA (key): /dɪˈfɔːlt/ or /ˈdiːˌfɔːlt/
    • (verb) IPA (key): /dɪˈfɔːlt/
  • (US):
    • (noun) IPA (key): /dɪˈfɑlt/ or /ˈdiːˌfɑlt/
    • (verb) IPA (key): /dɪˈfɑlt/

Adjective[change]

Positive
default

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. The default option or setting is the one that is there without any input. It is what you are given if you do not ask for anything specific.

Noun[change]

Singular
default

Plural
defaults

  1. A default is one such option or setting.
  2. If someone loses a competition because they were unable to compete, they lose by default.

Verb[change]

Plain form
default

Third-person singular
defaults

Past tense
defaulted

Past participle
defaulted

Present participle
defaulting

  1. To default is to take on a default value.