Deficiency
Deficiency De*fi"cien*cy, n.; pl. {Deficiencies}. [See {Deficient}.] The state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect. ``A deficiency of blood.'' --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

[Marlborough] was so miserably ignorant, that his deficiencies made him the ridicule of his contemporaries. --Buckle. [1913 Webster]

{Deficiency of a curve} (Geom.), the amount by which the number of double points on a curve is short of the maximum for curves of the same degree. [1913 Webster]


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  • deficiency — de·fi·cien·cy /di fi shən sē/ n pl cies: an amount that is lacking or inadequate: as a: the difference between the amount of tax owed and the amount of tax paid b: the difference between the amount owed under a security agreement and the amount… …   Law dictionary

  • deficiency — deficiency. См. дефишиенси. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • deficiency — 1630s, from deficience (mid 15c.) + CY (Cf. cy); or from L.L. deficientia, from deficientem (see DEFICIENT (Cf. deficient)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • deficiency — *imperfection, shortcoming, fault Analogous words: *lack, want, dearth, defect: flaw, *blemish: *failure, neglect, default, miscarriage, dereliction Antonyms: excess …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • deficiency — [n] imperfection, inadequacy absence, bug*, dearth, defalcation, default, defect, deficit, demerit, dereliction, failing, failure, fault, flaw, frailty, glitch*, inability to hack it*, insufficience, insufficiency, lack, loss, need, neglect,… …   New thesaurus

  • deficiency — ► NOUN (pl. deficiencies) 1) a lack or shortage. 2) a failing or shortcoming …   English terms dictionary

  • deficiency — [dē fish′ən sē, difish′ən sē] n. [ME deficience < LL deficientia < L deficiens, prp. of deficere to lack, fail < de , from + facere, to DO1] 1. the quality or state of being deficient; absence of something essential; incompleteness 2. pl …   English World dictionary

  • deficiency — A lack, shortage, or insufficiency. The amount by which the tax properly due exceeds the sum of the amount of tax shown on a taxpayer s return plus amounts previously assessed or collected as a deficiency, less any credits, refunds or other… …   Black's law dictionary

  • deficiency — A lack, shortage, or insufficiency. The amount by which the tax properly due exceeds the sum of the amount of tax shown on a taxpayer s return plus amounts previously assessed or collected as a deficiency, less any credits, refunds or other… …   Black's law dictionary

  • deficiency — The amount by which a project s cash flow is not adequate to meet debt service. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * deficiency UK US /dɪˈfɪʃənsi/ noun [C] (plural deficiencies) ► [C] a situation in which something is not as good as it should be …   Financial and business terms

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