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def·i·cit

 (dĕf′ĭ-sĭt)
n.
1.
a. Inadequacy or insufficiency: a deficit in grain production.
b. A deficiency or impairment in mental or physical functioning.
2.
a. The amount by which a sum of money falls short of the required or expected amount; a shortage: large budget deficits.
b. A business loss.
3. An amount that quantifies an unfavorable condition or position: rallied from a three-game deficit to win the playoffs.

[French déficit, from Latin dēficit, it is lacking, third person sing. present tense of dēficere, to fail, be lacking; see defect.]

deficit

(ˈdɛfɪsɪt; dɪˈfɪsɪt)
n
1. (Accounting & Book-keeping) the amount by which an actual sum is lower than that expected or required
2. (Accounting & Book-keeping)
a. an excess of liabilities over assets
b. an excess of expenditures over revenues during a certain period
c. an excess of payments over receipts on the balance of payments
[C18: from Latin, literally: there is lacking, from dēficere to be lacking]

def•i•cit

(ˈdɛf ə sɪt; Brit. also dɪˈfɪs ɪt)

n.
1. the amount by which a sum of money falls short of the required amount.
2. a loss, as in the operation of a business.
3. the amount by which liabilities exceed assets.
4. a deficiency.
5. a disadvantage or handicap.
[1775–85; < Latin dēficit (it) lacks, 3rd pers. singular present indic. of dēficere]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deficit - 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"
inadequacy, deficiency, insufficiency - lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
oxygen deficit - temporary oxygen shortage in cells resulting from strenuous exercise
2.deficit - a deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning; "the people concerned have a deficit in verbal memory"; "they have serious linguistic deficits"
deficiency, lack, want - 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"
3.deficit - (sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
score - a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest; "the score was 7 to 0"
lead - (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning
4.deficit - an excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period); "last year there was a serious budgetary deficit"
liabilities - anything that is owed to someone else
budget deficit - an excess of expenditures over revenues
trade deficit - an excess of imports over exports

deficit

noun shortfall, shortage, deficiency, loss, default, arrears They're ready to cut the budget deficit for the next fiscal year.

deficit

noun
Translations
عَجْزعَجْز مالي
deficitschodek
underskudminus
vaje
gubitak
deficit
vöntun; halli
欠損
부족
deficitas
deficīts, iztrūkums
schodok
underskott
ปริมาณที่ขาด
sự thâm hụt

deficit

[ˈdefɪsɪt]
A. N (esp Fin) → déficit m
the balance of payments is in deficitla balanza de pagos es deficitaria
B. CPD deficit financing Nfinanciación f mediante déficit
deficit spending Ngasto m deficitario

deficit

[ˈdɛfəsɪt] ndéficit m
to be in deficit [account] → être en déficit

deficit

nDefizit nt

deficit

[ˈdɛfɪsɪt] n (Fin) → deficit m inv, disavanzo
to be in deficit → essere in deficit

deficit

(ˈdefisit) noun
the amount by which an amount (of money etc) is less than the amount required. a deficit of several hundred dollars.

deficit

عَجْز deficit underskud Defizit έλλειμα déficit vaje déficit gubitak deficit 欠損 부족 tekort underskudd deficyt défice, déficit дефицит underskott ปริมาณที่ขาด açık sự thâm hụt 逆差

def·i·cit

n. déficit, deuda; falta; deficiencia.

deficit

n déficit m, deficiencia, falta
References in classic literature ?
Not one could bear his share of the fine; not one but evinced a wonderful twinkle of hope that each of the others (in succession) was the very man who could step in to make good the deficit.
Is that there is a deficit, sire; but if your majesty will permit me "
A deficit may be temporary; credit returns and funds are restored.
The money which I had reckoned upon never came to hand, and a premature examination of accounts exposed my deficit.
But that present of bank-notes, once made, was measurable, and being applied to the amount of the debt, showed a deficit which had still to be filled up either by Fred's "judgment" or by luck in some other shape.
In that case Fred, when he had parted with his new horse for at least eighty pounds, would be fifty-five pounds in pocket by the transaction, and would have a hundred and thirty-five pounds towards meeting the bill; so that the deficit temporarily thrown on Mr.
He simply gave Alexey Alexandrovitch the money he needed together with a brief statement of the position of his affairs, which was not altogether satisfactory, as it had happened that during that year, owing to increased expenses, more had been paid out than usual, and there was a deficit.
The true Harpagons were always marked and exceptional characters; not so the worthy tax-payers, who, having once pinched from real necessity, retained even in the midst of their comfortable retirement, with their wallfruit and wine-bins, the habit of regarding life as an ingenious process of nibbling out one's livelihood without leaving any perceptible deficit, and who would have been as immediately prompted to give up a newly taxed luxury when they had had their clear five hundred a year, as when they had only five hundred pounds of capital.
The Colonel, who had been compelled for some years to keep a sufficient sum on current account at his bankers to make up their deficits, found that the provision was unnecessary: the young people were prospering.
And if he does manage to make the tax cuts permanent, it will add more than $3 trillion to the deficit over the next ten years.
The remaining budget deficit reflects the fact that spending exceeds this historically average share of taxes in GDE I don't have a good crystal ball of where fiscal policy is going, but my preference would be that an economy at full employment would aim for budget balance, and I consistently argued for such a policy when I was at Treasury.
the budget deficit will increase aggregate demand and the domestic real interest rate.