Definitions for deficiency

Definitions for (noun) deficiency

Main entry: insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiency

Definition: lack of an adequate quantity or number

Usage: the inadequacy of unemployment benefits

Main entry: deficiency, lack, want

Definition: the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

Usage: there is a serious lack of insight into the problem; water is the critical deficiency in desert regions; for want of a nail the shoe was lost

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