Deficiency

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Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
  • the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "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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  • the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "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" ,
  • lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Deficiency'


  • Deficiency: A deficiency is generally a lack of something. It may also refer to: A deficient number , in mathematics, a number n for which σ(n)  ...
  • Growth hormone deficiency: Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is a medical condition, caused by problems arising in the pituitary gland , in which the body does not ...
  • Iodine deficiency: Iodine compounds have also been added to other foodstuffs, such as flour, water and milk in areas of deficiency Seafood is also a well ...
  • Vitamin A deficiency: Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a lack of vitamin A in humans. It is common in poorer countries but rarely seen in more developed countries ...
  • Deficiency (medicine): In medicine , a deficiency is a lack or shortage of a functional entity, by less than normal or necessary supply or function. Nutrients ...

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* My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre, and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes. - Douglas Noel Adams

* Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else. - Jane Austen


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