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"
a deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning
"the people concerned have a deficit in verbal memory"; "they have serious linguistic deficits"
(sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing
an excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period)
"last year there was a serious budgetary deficit"
Deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack.
A situation wherein, or amount whereby, spending exceeds government revenue.
Origin: From déficit, from deficit.
deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack; as, a deficit in taxes, revenue, etc
Origin: [Lit., it is wanting, 3d person pres. indic. of L. deficere, cf. F. dficit. See Defect.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'deficit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3976
Rank popularity for the word 'deficit' in Nouns Frequency: #1491
The numerical value of deficit in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of deficit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of deficit in a Sentence
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.
Long-term we think that coal will be part of the solution, with China buying U.S. coal to offset the trade deficit.
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.
There's tremendous variability in how a 3,500 caloric deficit affects different people.
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.
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