Definitions for Deficitˈdɛf ə sɪt; Brit. also dɪˈfɪs ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deficit, shortage, shortfall(noun)

    the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required

    "new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit"

  2. deficit(noun)

    a deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning

    "the people concerned have a deficit in verbal memory"; "they have serious linguistic deficits"

  3. deficit(noun)

    (sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing

  4. deficit(noun)

    an excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period)

    "last year there was a serious budgetary deficit"


  1. deficit(Noun)

    Deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack.

  2. deficit(Noun)

    A situation wherein, or amount whereby, spending exceeds government revenue.

  3. Origin: From déficit, from deficit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deficit(noun)

    deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack; as, a deficit in taxes, revenue, etc

  2. Origin: [Lit., it is wanting, 3d person pres. indic. of L. deficere, cf. F. dficit. See Defect.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Deficit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3976

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Deficit' in Nouns Frequency: #1491

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