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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
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