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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An amount by which something is less than what is needed; shortage.

Usage examples (34)
  • If Marr had used the term deficit, you would be correct, but there is a big difference between the deficit and the debt.
  • Last year there was a serious budgetary deficit
  • The people concerned have a deficit in verbal memory
  • Our pension plan, instead of being in deficit, is actuarially balanced for the next 75 years. for more
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