Noun: deficit de-fu-sit
- An excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period)
"last year there was a serious budgetary deficit"
- The 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";
- shortage, shortfall
- A deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning
"the people concerned have a deficit in verbal memory"; "they have serious linguistic deficits"
- (sport) the score by which a team or individual is losing
Derived forms: deficits
Type of: deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency, lack, liabilities, score, want