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Deficiency vs. Deficit

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  • Deficiency (noun)

    Inadequacy or incompleteness.

  • Deficiency (noun)

    An insufficiency, especially of something essential to health.

  • Deficiency (noun)

    The amount by which the number of double points on a curve is short of the maximum for curves of the same degree.

  • Deficiency (noun)

    The codimension of a linear system in the corresponding complete linear system.

  • Deficit (noun)

    Deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack.

  • Deficit (noun)

    A situation wherein, or amount whereby, spending exceeds government revenue.

Wiktionary
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  • Deficiency (noun)

    The state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect.

  • Deficit (noun)

    Deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack; as, a deficit in taxes, revenue, etc.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Deficiency (noun)

    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"

  • Deficiency (noun)

    lack of an adequate quantity or number;

    "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"

  • Deficit (noun)

    the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required

  • Deficit (noun)

    an excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period)

Princeton's WordNet

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