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Definitions of deficiency

  1. the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The state of being incomplete; incompleteness; insufficiency; scarcity; failure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A lacking, something wanting. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. Defect; want; lack. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Deficient. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Lack; insufficiency; defect. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A falling short; want; defect. Deficiency bills, an advance made to Government by the Bank of England whenever the taxes received are insufficient to pay the public dividends due on Government stocks. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Imperfection; a falling short. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. inactivation or absence of a chromosomal segment or gene. na
  12. Being deficient; want, lack; thing wanting; amount by which thing, esp. revenue, falls short. [Late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. n. Defect; shortcoming;—state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection. Cabinet Dictionary
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