What does Deficit mean?

Definitions for Deficitˈdɛf ə sɪt; Brit. also dɪˈfɪs ɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Deficit.

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.]

British National Corpus

  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Deficit in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Deficit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sam Ewig:

    The government deficit is the difference between the amount of money the government spends and the amount it has the nerve to collect.

  2. Tom Wolf:

    Let's be clear : the math in this budget does not work. Next fiscal year - that already has a $ 2 billion deficit - will now begin with an extra $ 300 million deficit.

  3. Finance Minister Pawel Szalamacha:

    It would be difficult for us to lose political credibility among citizens only to cut the deficit in the short term, especially since rapid deficit cuts would weaken the economic climate.

  4. Noam Chomsky:

    The only justification for repressive institutions is material and cultural deficit. But such institutions, at certain stages of history, perpetuate and produce such a deficit, and even threaten human survival.

  5. George Osborne:

    If our country doesn't bring the deficit down, the deficit could bring our country down, that's why, for the economic security of every family in Britain, the worst thing we could do now as a country is lose our nerve.

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