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  1. def·i·cit
    IPA[ˈdefəsət]
  2. noun

    • 1. the amount by which something, especially a sum of money, is too small.

    • 2. an excess of expenditure or liabilities over income or assets in a given period:

      an annual operating deficit the budget will remain in deficit
    • 3. (in sports) the amount or score by which a team or individual is losing:

      came back from a 3–0 deficit
    • 4. a deficiency or failing, especially in a neurological or psychological function:

      deficits in speech comprehension
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: deficit, plural noun: deficits

    • noun

      the amount by which something, especially a sum of money, is too small.

      an excess of expenditure or liabilities over income or assets in a given period:

    • noun

      government spending, in excess of revenue, of funds raised by borrowing rather than from taxation.
    • noun

      government funding of spending by borrowing.
    • noun

      the amount by which the cost of a country's imports exceeds the value of its exports.
    • noun

      government spending, in excess of revenue, of funds raised by borrowing rather than from taxation.
    • noun

      government funding of spending by borrowing.
    • noun

      the amount by which the cost of a country's imports exceeds the value of its exports.
    • noun

      any of a range of behavioral disorders occurring primarily in children, including such symptoms as poor concentration, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
    • noun

      any of a range of behavioural disorders occurring primarily in children, including such symptoms as poor concentration, hyperactivity, and learning difficulties.
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