HyperDic: deficiency

English > 2 senses of the word deficiency:
NOUNstatedeficiency, lack, wantthe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
attributedeficiency, insufficiency, inadequacylack of an adequate quantity or number
deficiency > pronunciation
Soundsdihfih'shahnsiy
Rhymesabsorbency ... Yangtze: 255 rhymes with siy...
English > deficiency: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable.
Example "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"
Synonymslack, want
NarrowerabsenceThe state of being absent
dearth, famine, shortageAn acute insufficiency
deficitA deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning
mineral deficiencylack of a mineral micronutrient that is essential for normal nutrition or metabolism
shortnessThe condition of being short of something
stringency, tightnessA state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage / shortage of credit
Broaderneed, demandA condition requiring relief
Spanishcarencia, carestía, deficiencia, deseo, escasez, falta
Catalancarència, carestia, escassedat, escassetat, falta, manca, mancança, pobresa
Adjectivesdeficientfalling ... / falling short of some prescribed norm
English > deficiency: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaninglack of an adequate quantity or number.
Synonymsinsufficiency, inadequacy
Narrowerdeficit, shortage, shortfallThe property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required
meagerness, meagreness, leanness, poorness, scantiness, scantness, exiguityThe quality of being meager
scarcity, scarcenessA small and inadequate amount
slendernessThe quality of being slight or inadequate
BroaderamountThe relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
Oppositesufficiency, adequacyThe quality of being sufficient for the end in view
Spanishcarencia, deficiencia, insuficiencia, pobreza
Catalandeficiència, dèficit, insuficiència, manca
Adjectivesdeficientof a quantity not able to fulfill / fulfill a need or requirement
deficientinadequate in amount or degree

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