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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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deficiency

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

noun
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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
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deficiency

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

[dɪˈfɪʃnsɪ] n
a. (of goods) → mancanza, insufficienza; (of vitamins, minerals, protein) → carenza
b. (in system, plan) → carenza
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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.
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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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

deficiency

n (pl -cies) deficiencia, carencia, falta
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References in classic literature ?
The domestic nature of the story makes this audacious proceeding possible; while the lively fancies of my young readers will supply all deficiencies, and overlook all discrepancies.
No one can be more sensible than the author of his deficiencies in this and many other respects; but when the very peculiar circumstances in which he was placed are understood, he feels assured that all these omissions will be excused.
Whatever was her own in the house, everything which she had acquired aside from her husband's bounty, she caused to be transported to the other house, supplying simple and meager deficiencies from her own resources.
They labour under the disadvantages of a scarcity of wood and water,--evils of a serious character, until art has had time to supply the deficiencies of nature.
Elton, from the particulars detailed by her husband, thought it all extremely shabby, and very inferior to her own."Very little white satin, very few lace veils; a most pitiful business!Selina would stare when she heard of it."But, in spite of these deficiencies, the wishes, the hopes, the confidence, the predictions of the small band of true friends who witnessed the ceremony, were fully answered in the perfect happiness of the union.
Continual engagements at home and abroad, however, supplied all the deficiencies of nature and education; supported the good spirits of Sir John, and gave exercise to the good breeding of his wife.
So he ceased to reproach himself, and began to think how he might yet remedy the deficiencies of Jack's weak joints.
The States which did not pay their proportions of money might at least be charged with their deficiencies; but no account could be formed of the deficiencies in the supplies of men.
He's got enough, though, to make up for all deficiencies of that sort in other chaps, abruptly said the stranger, placing a nervous emphasis upon the word he.
In developing countries like Pakistan the major cause of anemia is poor nutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, malaria, closely spaced conceptions, multi parity and heavy menstrual bleeding.
Review of the magnitude of folate and vitamin B12 deficiencies worldwide.
ISLAMABAD -- Up to 60 percent of Pakistani mothers and children suffer from micronutrient deficiencies as the country has the lowest exclusive breastfeeding rate at 37.7 percent and the highest bottle feeding rate at 41 percent.