deficit definition

  • noun:
    • Inadequacy or insufficiency: a deficit in grain manufacturing.
    • A deficiency or impairment in emotional or physical functioning.
    • An unfavorable condition or place; a disadvantage: rallied from a three-game deficit to win the playoffs.
    • the quantity wherein a sum of income drops short of the required or expected quantity; a shortage: big budget deficits.
    • A business reduction.
    • Deficiency in quantity or high quality; a falling short; lack.
    • a predicament wherein, or quantity wherein, spending exceeds federal government revenue.
    • Deficiency in quantity or quality; a falling short; lack
    • failing or falling-off in amount; especially, a financial deficiency: as, a deficit within the fees or income.
    • an excess of debts over possessions (usually over a particular duration)
    • (recreations) the rating through which a group or individual is dropping
    • the house to be a quantity in which anything is not as much as anticipated or needed
    • a deficiency or failure in neurologic or mental functioning

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