Associations to the word «Deficiency»


DEFICIENCY, noun. (uncountable) Inadequacy or incompleteness.
DEFICIENCY, noun. (countable) An insufficiency, especially of something essential to health.
DEFICIENCY, noun. (geometry) The amount by which the number of double points on a curve is short of the maximum for curves of the same degree.
DEFICIENCY, noun. (geometry) The codimension of a linear system in the corresponding complete linear system.

Dictionary definition

DEFICIENCY, noun. The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost".
DEFICIENCY, noun. Lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin