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a. Inadequacy or insufficiency: a deficit in grain production.
b. A deficiency or impairment in mental or physical functioning.
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.]
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)
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]
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|Noun||1.||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"|
|3.||deficit - (sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing|
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
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n → Defizit nt
the amount by which an amount (of money etc) is less than the amount required. a deficit of several hundred dollars. tekort, nadelige saldo, agterstand عَجْز مالي дефицит déficit schodek das Defizit underskud; minus έλλειμμαdéficit puudujääk کمبود؛ کسری vaje déficitגירעון घाटा manjak deficit defisit vöntun; (tekju)halli deficit 赤字 적자 stoka, deficitas deficīts, iztrūkums kekurangan deficitunderskudd, mankoniedobór كسر(په تېره بيا په عايداتو كې défice deficit дефицит deficit primanjkljaj deficit underskott, brist, deficit การขาดทุน açık, noksan 虧空額，赤字 брак; дефіцит خسارہ số tiền thiếu hụt 亏空额，赤字
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
n. déficit, deuda; falta; deficiencia.