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
So is deficit reduction important? Of course, it is.
Neither of which seem to be too concerned with the deficit.
It's fully operational, it's helped a lot in meeting the deficit.
The deficit will be financed by domestic and international loans.
A lot of uncertainty has to do with the size of the fiscal deficit expected this year.
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