Deficiency definition

dĭ-fĭshən-sē
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The quality or condition of being deficient; incompleteness or inadequacy.
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A shortage.
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The definition of a deficiency is something that is lacking, or something that isn't sufficient or good enough.

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.

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The amount of shortage; deficit.
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(uncountable) Inadequacy or incompleteness.
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(countable) An insufficiency, especially of something essential to health.
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(geometry) The amount by which the number of double points on a curve is short of the maximum for curves of the same degree.
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A lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health.

A nutritional deficiency.

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The quality or state of being deficient; absence of something essential; incompleteness.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
deficiency
Plural:
deficiencies

Origin of deficiency

  • deficit +‎ -ency

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