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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Shortages; the state of being inadequate.

Usage examples (36)
  • If one studies third-world countries, among the deficiencies is a viable public education system.
  • In Russia, he said, the Kremlin must often intervene in local matters because of what he called deficiencies among elected local officials.
  • Last update Nov 18, 2009 @ 07: 51 PM audited New Hartford's 2008 books has issued a letter outlining what it calls deficiencies in the way the town handles its funds.
  • Long-term deficiencies have been shown to cause neurological damage. for more
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