Definitions for DEFICIENCYdɪˈfɪʃ ən si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lack, deficiency, want(noun)

    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"

  2. insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiency(noun)

    lack of an adequate quantity or number

    "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"


  1. deficiency(Noun)

    Inadequacy or incompleteness.

  2. deficiency(Noun)

    An insufficiency, especially of something essential to health.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deficiency(noun)

    the state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect

  2. Origin: [See Deficient.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DEFICIENCY' in Nouns Frequency: #2895


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DEFICIENCY in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DEFICIENCY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Walter Bagehot:

    The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency.

  2. General Mattis:

    Lack of reflection by senior leaders is the single biggest deficiency we have in the military today.

  3. Bernard Grasset:

    The chimerical pursuit of perfection is always linked to some important deficiency, frequently the inability to love.

  4. Nazareno Paolocci:

    BDNF deficiency may not cause full-blown disease, but it could be the proverbial straw that leads to a 'broken heart,'.

  5. Robert Heaney:

    Deficiency in vitamin D inhibits these processes, causing the cellular systems to break down, and leading to chronic disease.

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