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  1. недостаток, дефект, изъян, дурная черта

  2. амер. взыскание; выговор

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Prew felt he was beginning to learn what a demerit was finally.
Кажется, Пруит наконец-то начал понимать, что такое «минус».
Jones, James / From Here to EternityДжонс, Джеймс / Отныне и вовек
Отныне и вовек
Джонс, Джеймс
© Издательство "Правда", 1989
From Here to Eternity
Jones, James
© 1951 by James Jones
© renewed 1991 by Gloria Jones, James Anthony Phillipe Jones, and Kaylie Anne Jones
The reader should observe that there is no intrinsic merit or demerit in either arrangement: convenience alone is the criterion for choosing between them.
Читатель должен заметить, что ни у того, ни у другого определения нет внутренне присущих достоинств или недостатков: лишь удобство может быть критерием выбора между ними.
Schumpeter, Joseph A. / History of Economic AnalysisШумпетер, Йозеф А. / История экономического анализа
История экономического анализа
Шумпетер, Йозеф А.
© Перевод с английского под редакцией В.С. Автономова, 2001
© 1954 by Oxford University Press, Inc.
History of Economic Analysis
Schumpeter, Joseph A.
© 1954 by Oxford University Press, Inc.

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ˌdiː'merɪtNounнедостаток; дефект; изъян; дурная чертаExamples

merits and demerits — достоинства и недостатки

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demerit index
показатель ухудшения качества
merits and demerits
достоинства и недостатки

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Common casedemeritdemerits
Possessive casedemerit'sdemerits'