Defunct definition

dĭ-fŭngkt
No longer existing or functioning, as because of failure.

A defunct government.

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(now rare) No longer living; deceased.
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Having ceased to exist or live.

A defunct political organization.

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The definition of defunct is a person or thing that no longer lives or exists.

An example of defunct are dinosaurs.

An example of defunct is the Soviet Union.

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(now rare) Deceased, dead.
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No longer in use, inactive.
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(computing) Specifically, of a program: that has terminated but is still shown in the list of processes because the parent process that created it is still running and has not yet reaped it. See also zombie, zombie process.
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(business) No longer in business or service.
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To make defunct.
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The dead person (referred to).
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Origin of defunct

  • Latin dēfūnctus past participle of dēfungī to finish dē- de- fungī to perform

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French defunct (French défunt), from Latin dēfunctus, past participle of dēfungor (“to finish, discharge”).

    From Wiktionary