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default -- as in: lost by default
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as in: lost by default Define
a result in a competition due to a competitor not showing up or not meeting minimum requirements
  • Our bus broke down, so we didn’t get there on time and lost the game by default.
  • My opponent didn’t show up, so I won by default.
  • There are only three companies in town that provide the service and ours is the only one that is bonded, so we got the contract by default.
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as in: the default options Define
an automatic result that happens (or already happened) unless it is changed by intentional action
as in: defaulted on their loan Define
failing to meet a financial obligation--such as making a monthly payment on a debt
as in: lost by default Define
a result in a competition due to a competitor not showing up or not meeting minimum requirements
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