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Related to deficiency: Deficiency diseases, Deficiency judgment, Iron deficiency

de·fi·cien·cy

 (dĭ-fĭsh′ən-sē)
n. pl. de·fi·cien·cies
1. The quality or condition of being deficient; incompleteness or inadequacy.
2. A lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health: a nutritional deficiency.

deficiency

(dɪˈfɪʃənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. the state or quality of being deficient
2. a lack or insufficiency; shortage
3. (Accounting & Book-keeping) another word for deficit
4. (Genetics) biology the absence of a gene or a region of a chromosome normally present

de•fi•cien•cy

(dɪˈfɪʃ ən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the state of being deficient; lack; insufficiency.
2. the amount or quality lacked.
[1625–35; < Late Latin dēficientia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deficiency - the state of needing something that is absent or unavailabledeficiency - 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"
absence - the state of being absent; "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"
need, demand - a condition requiring relief; "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"; "there is a demand for jobs"
dearth, famine, shortage - an acute insufficiency
deficit - a deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning; "the people concerned have a deficit in verbal memory"; "they have serious linguistic deficits"
mineral deficiency - lack of a mineral micronutrient that is essential for normal nutrition or metabolism
shortness - the condition of being short of something; "there was no shortness of money"; "can cause shortness of breath"
stringency, tightness - a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
2.deficiency - lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
amount - the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion; "an adequate amount of food for four people"
exiguity, leanness, meagerness, meagreness, scantiness, scantness, poorness - the quality of being meager; "an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot
deficit, shortage, shortfall - the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required; "new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit"
scarceness, scarcity - a small and inadequate amount
slenderness - the quality of being slight or inadequate; "he knew the slenderness of my wallet"; "the slenderness of the chances that anything would be done"; "the slenderness of the evidence"

deficiency

noun
2. failing, fault, weakness, defect, flaw, drawback, shortcoming, imperfection, frailty, demerit the most serious deficiency in their air defence

deficiency

noun
Translations
نَقْص، نُقْصان
nedostatek
mangelfuldhedufuldkommenhedutilstrækkelighed
vajaus
skortur, vöntun
eksiklikyetersizlik

deficiency

[dɪˈfɪʃənsɪ]
A. N
1. (gen) → deficiencia f; (= lack) → falta f (Med) (= weakness) → debilidad f
vitamin deficiencyavitaminosis f, déficit m vitamínico
2. (in system, plan, character etc) → defecto m
3. (Fin) → déficit m
B. CPD deficiency disease Nmal m carencial

deficiency

[dɪˈfɪʃənsi] n
(= inadequacy) → insuffisance f, faiblesse f
[vitamin, mineral] → carence f
(in number)insuffisance mdeficiency disease nmaladie f de carence

deficiency

n (= shortage)Mangel m; (Fin) → Defizit nt, → Fehlbetrag m; (= defect: in character, system) → Schwäche f; vitamin/iron deficiencyVitamin-/Eisenmangel m

deficiency

:
deficiency disease
n (Med) → Mangelkrankheit f
deficiency guarantee
n (Fin) → Ausfallbürgschaft f
deficiency payment
n (Fin) → Ausgleichszahlung f

deficiency

[dɪˈfɪʃnsɪ] n
a. (of goods) → mancanza, insufficienza; (of vitamins, minerals, protein) → carenza
b. (in system, plan) → carenza

deficient

(diˈfiʃənt) adjective
lacking in what is needed. Their food is deficient in vitamins.
deˈficiencyplural deˈficiencies noun
(a) shortage or absence of what is needed.

de·fi·cien·cy

n. deficiencia, falta de algún elemento esencial al organismo;
___ diseaseenfermedad por deficiencia;
galactokinasa ______ de galactocinasa;
lactase ______ de lactasa;
mineral ______ mineral;
mental ______ mental;
oxygen ___falta de oxígeno.

deficiency

n (pl -cies) deficiencia, carencia, falta
References in classic literature ?
In truth he had virtually pleaded guilty to the charge, by scarcely aiming at such success as other men seek, and by taking only that humble and modest part in the intercourse of life which belongs to the alleged deficiency.
My conclusion was that he had no soul, no heart, no mind; nothing, as I have already said, but instincts; and yet, withal, so cunningly had the few materials of his character been put together that there was no painful perception of deficiency, but, on my part, an entire contentment with what I found in him.
Nevertheless, Leviathan is of so mighty a magnitude, all his proportions are so stately, that the same deficiency which in the sculptured Jove were hideous, in him is no blemish at all.
Colonel Lloyd's slaves were in the habit of spend- ing a part of their nights and Sundays in fishing for oysters, and in this way made up the deficiency of their scanty allowance.
He had a comfortable home for her, and Emma imagined a very sufficient income; for though the vicarage of Highbury was not large, he was known to have some independent property; and she thought very highly of him as a goodhumoured, wellmeaning, respectable young man, without any deficiency of useful understanding or knowledge of the world.
Because fifteen pounds is not enough for board and teaching, and the deficiency is supplied by subscription.
Cathy begged that he might be liberated then, as Isabella Linton had no partner: her entreaties were vain, and I was appointed to supply the deficiency.
Supply the deficiency, and then come back and make tea.
Thereupon he shook his head and tapped it, expressing his sense of deficiency in Joseph.
Their sense of his usefulness would have counteracted any repugnance or suspicion which was not confirmed by a deficiency in the quality or the tale of the cloth he wove for them.
This deficiency, however, his ingenuity supplied, for he contrived a kind of half-helmet of pasteboard which, fitted on to the morion, looked like a whole one.
Not so; the deficiency which led to my conviction was not of words-- certainly not.