What does the word deficiency mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Lack; insufficiency; defect.

Usage examples for deficiency

  1. The deficiency in revenue anticipated from the abolition of license fees was to be met by the imposition of an export duty upon gold at the rate of a half- crown an ounce. – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
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