Definitions for DEFICIENCYdɪˈfɪʃ ən si
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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"
insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiency(noun)
lack of an adequate quantity or number
"the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
Inadequacy or incompleteness.
An insufficiency, especially of something essential to health.
the state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect
Origin: [See Deficient.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'DEFICIENCY' in Nouns Frequency: #2895
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency.
The chimerical pursuit of perfection is always linked to some important deficiency, frequently the inability to love.
BDNF deficiency may not cause full-blown disease, but it could be the proverbial straw that leads to a 'broken heart,'.
Deficiency in vitamin D inhibits these processes, causing the cellular systems to break down, and leading to chronic disease.
Once you've paid back your deficiency, you can't really oversleep, you can be in bed for 14 hours but you're only really sleeping for eight hours.
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Translations for DEFICIENCY
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- дефицит, недостатък, недостигBulgarian
- deficiènciaCatalan, Valencian
- puuttellisuus, vajaus, puuteFinnish
- carence, déficienceFrench
- uireasa, easnamh, easpa, easpacht, díothachtIrish
- easbhaidhScottish Gaelic
- insuficiență, deficiențăRomanian
- дефицит, дефект, порок, нехватка, неполноценность, недостатокRussian
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