What does deficit mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. deficit(noun)

    a deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning

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

  3. deficit(noun)

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

  4. deficit(noun)

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

    "last year there was a serious budgetary deficit"

Wiktionary

  1. deficit(Noun)

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

  2. deficit(Noun)

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

  3. Origin: From déficit, from deficit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deficit(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [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

How to pronounce deficit?

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How to say deficit in sign language?

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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. Donald Trump:

    We appreciate very much that you're reducing the trade deficit with the United States, which was very substantial before I got here, and now where we're bringing it down with great orders like the orders that you made today.

  2. Zach Smith:

    Long-term we think that coal will be part of the solution, with China buying U.S. coal to offset the trade deficit.

  3. Med Jones:

    Over the long term, if government revenues continue to be less than the expenditures (deficit), then the economic health of the country worsens because this will result in accumulated debt. An increasing government debt will result in higher interest payments, and less money available for socioeconomic development. To pay for the debt, the government will have to raise taxes, which will reduce the competitive position of the country in the global economy and chase investors away resulting in less economic activities and more job losses. In order to avoid higher unemployment and social instability, the government have to raise more debt to fund spending and welfare support by raising the interest rate which will increase the cost of money, reduce corporate profits and slow economic investments, thus resulting in more job losses and reduced government revenues, despite income tax increases. It is what I call a vicious economic cycle.

  4. Pamela Peeke:

    There's tremendous variability in how a 3,500 caloric deficit affects different people.

  5. Eric Wilkey:

    We're in a corn deficit area. Margins have been challenged, we let the market dictate how hard we run the plant. The market tells us not to run at capacity.

Images & Illustrations of deficit

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