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Definitions of deficiency

  1. The state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The state of being incomplete; incompleteness; insufficiency; scarcity; failure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Defect; want; lack. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. Deficient. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. Lack; insufficiency; defect. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Imperfection; a falling short. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for deficiency

  1. The writer must here again guard against being understood to speak of a deficiency in the warmth and vehemence merely of religious affections. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce
  2. My sister says, she wonders why so many women spend so much time over the one art in which they have shown their deficiency that is, music. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
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