defector vs deserter what difference

what is difference between defector and deserter

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈfɛktə(ɹ)/

Noun

defector (plural defectors)

  1. One who defects.

Related terms

  • defect
  • defection
  • defective
  • deficiency
  • deficient
  • deficit

Translations



English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin desertor (deserter), from desero (I forsake, I abandon); or from desert +‎ -er.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈzɜːtə(ɹ)/

Noun

deserter (plural deserters)

  1. A person who has physically removed him- or herself from the control or direction of a military or naval unit with the intention of permanently leaving
    1. Under the United States Code of Military Justice, a person who has been placed on AWOL status for more than 30 days

Related terms

  • desert (verb)

Translations


Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

deserter

  1. imperative of desertere

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