deficiency definition

  • noun:
    • the product quality or condition of being deficient; incompleteness or inadequacy.
    • A lack or shortage, specially of one thing important to wellness; an insufficiency: a nutritional deficiency.
    • Inadequacy or incompleteness.
    • An insufficiency, specifically of something necessary to wellness.
    • The state of being lacking; inadequacy; wish; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect.
    • The state of being deficient; a lack or failing; a falling brief; incompleteness, since intelligence, attainments, or overall performance.
    • That by which a person or thing is deficient; an imperfection.
    • insufficient the necessary volume, number, etc.; inadequacy; insufficiency: as, a deficiency of soldiers; a deficiency of bloodstream.
    • lack; reduction.
    • insufficient an adequate quantity or number
    • hawaii of needing a thing that is absent or unavailable

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