What does the word deficiency mean?

  • A lacking, something wanting.

Usage examples for deficiency

  1. 167, will supply the deficiency: " General Bonaparte left Cairo in the utmost haste to place himself at the head of the troops which he had ordered to quit their cantonments and march down to the coast. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. Doubtless they felt that their art lacked a medium for the publication of the individual, but it is by no means likely that they realized the full significance of this deficiency or of their own efforts to supply it. – Some Forerunners of Italian Opera by William James Henderson
  3. There was noticeable in all this a marked deficiency of public spirit in respect to private life. – The New Germany by George Young

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