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Definitions for deficiency
dɪˈfɪʃ ən side·fi·cien·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lack, deficiency, wantnoun

    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"

  2. insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiencynoun

    lack of an adequate quantity or number

    "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"

Wiktionary

  1. deficiencynoun

    Inadequacy or incompleteness.

  2. deficiencynoun

    An insufficiency, especially of something essential to health.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deficiencynoun

    the state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect

    Etymology: [See Deficient.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. deficiency

    What is wanting of a ship's cargo at the time of delivery.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deficiency' in Nouns Frequency: #2895

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deficiency in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deficiency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of deficiency in a Sentence

  1. Jacques Martin Barzun:

    Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap.

  2. Jane Austen:

    Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else.

  3. Robin Foroutan:

    I don’t want to say that if somebody is depressed it’s because of a vitamin deficiency.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Jealousy is a deficiency, of your mind that damages only you, no one else.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Deficiency of true love causes one not to be him/herself i.e. not to be one's usual physical/emotional/mental state. Yes, that's just what it causes. So, never ever be deficient of true love. Rather, always be full of it.

Images & Illustrations of deficiency

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