What does deficiency mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lack, deficiency, want(noun)

    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, deficiency(noun)

    lack of an adequate quantity or number

    "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"

Wiktionary

  1. deficiency(Noun)

    Inadequacy or incompleteness.

  2. deficiency(Noun)

    An insufficiency, especially of something essential to health.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deficiency(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [See Deficient.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce deficiency?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say deficiency in sign language?

  1. deficiency

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. Walter Bagehot:

    The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency.

  2. Robin Foroutan:

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

  3. Robin Foroutan:

    What’s interesting is a B12 insufficiency or deficiency can look like a psychiatric disorder.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Remember no amount of Make-up can ever make up the deficiency of the good character in a person.

  5. General Mattis:

    Lack of reflection by senior leaders is the single biggest deficiency we have in the military today.

Images & Illustrations of deficiency

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