Associations to the word «Deficit»


DEFICIT, noun. Deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack.
DEFICIT, noun. A situation wherein, or amount whereby, spending exceeds government revenue.
DEFICIT SPENDING, noun. (economics) The spending by a government in excess of government revenue.

Dictionary definition

DEFICIT, noun. The property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required; "new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit".
DEFICIT, noun. A deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning; "the people concerned have a deficit in verbal memory"; "they have serious linguistic deficits".
DEFICIT, noun. (sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing.
DEFICIT, noun. An excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period); "last year there was a serious budgetary deficit".

Wise words

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Turkish Proverb