from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having ceased to exist or live: a defunct political organization.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Deceased, dead.
- adj. No longer in use, inactive.
- adj. 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.
- adj. No longer in business or service.
- v. To make defunct.
- n. The dead person (referred to).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having finished the course of life; dead; deceased.
- adj. No longer in effect or use; no longer operating.
- n. A dead person; one deceased.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Dead; deceased; extinct.
- n. A dead person, or dead persons collectively; the dead: most commonly used of a recently deceased person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. no longer in force or use; inactive
- adj. having ceased to exist or live
Latin dēfūnctus, past participle of dēfungī, to finish : dē-, de- + fungī, to perform.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin dēfunctus, past participle of dēfungor ("to finish, discharge"). (Wiktionary)