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"
a deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning
"the people concerned have a deficit in verbal memory"; "they have serious linguistic deficits"
(sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing
an excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period)
"last year there was a serious budgetary deficit"
Deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack.
A situation wherein, or amount whereby, spending exceeds government revenue.
Origin: From déficit, from deficit.
deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack; as, a deficit in taxes, revenue, etc
Origin: [Lit., it is wanting, 3d person pres. indic. of L. deficere, cf. F. dficit. See Defect.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'Deficit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3976
Rank popularity for the word 'Deficit' in Nouns Frequency: #1491
The numerical value of Deficit in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Deficit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The government deficit is the difference between the amount of money the government spends and the amount it has the nerve to collect.
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.
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.
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.
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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