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

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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.

  2. deficitnoun

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

  3. 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

  2. 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. Dane Davis:

    Contract negotiations are particularly important this year. If we see disruptions (to output), it could push the market into deficit and produce a strong driver to prices.

  2. England Prime Minister David Cameron:

    There will be other problems ahead – but I want to be clear: we will deal with them from a position of strength, with a growing economy, a greatly reduced deficit, lower inflation and more jobs and businesses than ever before in our country, above all though, we must recognize we are in a new reality now, we must accept it and we must make it work.

  3. Todd Sharpville:

    While the world was locking down and running for cover, I realised that live music was deficit on one side of the fence and needed to be accommodated in some form or fashion.

  4. David Cameron:

    (The government) has become too focused on narrowly getting the deficit down without being able to say where that should fall other than simply on those who I think can less afford to have that fall on them, i think it is in danger of drifting in a direction that divides society rather than unites it, and that I think is unfair.

  5. Ahmad Shah:

    Some $75 million worth of projects are on hold due to the budget deficit and it is due to the absence of the cabinet, government officials do their jobs with complete disinterest because they are not sure whether they are going to stay or be replaced.

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