HyperDic: insufficiency

English > 3 senses of the word insufficiency:
NOUNstateinsufficiency, inadequacya lack of competence
stateinsufficiency(pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally
attributeinsufficiency, inadequacy, deficiencylack of an adequate quantity or number
English > insufficiency: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA lack of competence.
Synonyminadequacy
Broaderfailing, weaknessA flaw or weak point
Spanishinsuficiencia
Catalaninsuficiència
English > insufficiency: 3 senses > noun 2, state
Meaning(pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally.
CategorypathologyThe branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
Narrowercoronary insufficiency, cardiac insufficiencyinadequate blood flow to the heart muscles
Broaderinability, unfitnesslacking the power to perform
Spanishinsuficiencia
Catalaninsuficiència
English > insufficiency: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaninglack of an adequate quantity or number.
Synonymsinadequacy, deficiency
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
Adjectivesinsufficientof a quantity not able to fulfill / fulfill a need or requirement

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