When you do not get enough education, this is an example of something that can be seen as a deficiency when you are looking for a job.
- the quality or state of being deficient; absence of something essential; incompleteness
- pl. -·cies
- a shortage
- the amount of shortage; deficit
Origin of deficiencyMiddle English deficience ; from Late Latin deficientia ; from Classical Latin deficiens, present participle of deficere to lack, fail ; from de-, from + facere, to do
- The quality or condition of being deficient; incompleteness or inadequacy.
- A lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health: a nutritional deficiency.
(countable and uncountable, plural deficiencies)
deficit + -ency