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Definitions for deficit
ˈdɛf ə sɪt; Brit. also dɪˈfɪs ɪtdeficit

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deficit, shortage, shortfallnoun

    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. deficitnoun

    a deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning

    "the people concerned have a deficit in verbal memory"; "they have serious linguistic deficits"

  3. deficitnoun

    (sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing

  4. deficitnoun

    an excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period)

    "last year there was a serious budgetary deficit"

Wiktionary

  1. deficitnoun

    Deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack.

    Etymology: From déficit, from deficit.

  2. deficitnoun

    A situation wherein, or amount whereby, spending exceeds government revenue.

    Etymology: From déficit, from deficit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deficitnoun

    deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack; as, a deficit in taxes, revenue, etc

    Etymology: [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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of deficit in a Sentence

  1. Foundation Garrett Watson:

    ( I) f it ends up falling short, for any reason really, you do end up in a situation where you got to find alternative funding for the permanent spending, i think that's the big wildcard there from a longer-term deficit perspective.

  2. Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov:

    Even while reducing the budget deficit, we will need to increase the volume of borrowing on the market because we need to protect the reserve fund.

  3. Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur:

    It is estimated that to address our infrastructure deficit, we require about $1.5 billion per annum over the next decade.

  4. Steve Ballmer:

    The deficit is quoted on an annual basis, we lose about $ 750 billion a year as a country — could be a trillion. We don't use forecasts. We only use actuals. But $ 200 billion additional per year would be very significant on top of the $ 750 billion that we are already losing. Of course, there may be new revenue streams. We didn't hear about that today. But that can come.

  5. Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan:

    I just never thought that Speaker Ryan — with his history and his background in budget issues, and his concern with the debt and deficit issue — I just never thought that this would be something that the Congress would put forward.

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