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Noun: insufficiency  ,in-su'fi-shun(t)-see
  1. A lack of competence
    "pointed out the insufficiencies in my report";
    - inadequacy
  2. (pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally
  3. Lack of an adequate quantity or number
    "the insufficiency of unemployment benefits";
    - inadequacy, deficiency

Derived forms: insufficiencies

Type of: amount, disadvantage, failing, inability, minus, unfitness, weakness

Antonym: adequacy

Encyclopedia: Insufficiency