deficiency

noun
ADJECTIVE
major, serious, severe
slight
dietary, nutritional
immune
enzyme, hormone, mineral, nutrient, vitamin
calcium, iron, etc.
VERB + DEFICIENCY
have, suffer from

He's suffering from a severe vitamin deficiency.

correct, make good, make up, overcome, remedy

I've been prescribed iron to make up the deficiency.

An engineer could remedy the deficiencies in the design.

detect, identify
indicate

These symptoms indicate a protein deficiency.

cause, induce

Lack of sunlight can cause deficiency in vitamin D.

PREPOSITION
deficiency in

serious deficiencies in the health service


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  • deficiency — de·fi·cien·cy /di fi shən sē/ n pl cies: an amount that is lacking or inadequate: as a: the difference between the amount of tax owed and the amount of tax paid b: the difference between the amount owed under a security agreement and the amount… …   Law dictionary

  • Deficiency — De*fi cien*cy, n.; pl. {Deficiencies}. [See {Deficient}.] The state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect. A deficiency of blood. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] [Marlborough] was so miserably ignorant, that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deficiency — deficiency. См. дефишиенси. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • deficiency — 1630s, from deficience (mid 15c.) + CY (Cf. cy); or from L.L. deficientia, from deficientem (see DEFICIENT (Cf. deficient)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • deficiency — *imperfection, shortcoming, fault Analogous words: *lack, want, dearth, defect: flaw, *blemish: *failure, neglect, default, miscarriage, dereliction Antonyms: excess …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • deficiency — [n] imperfection, inadequacy absence, bug*, dearth, defalcation, default, defect, deficit, demerit, dereliction, failing, failure, fault, flaw, frailty, glitch*, inability to hack it*, insufficience, insufficiency, lack, loss, need, neglect,… …   New thesaurus

  • deficiency — ► NOUN (pl. deficiencies) 1) a lack or shortage. 2) a failing or shortcoming …   English terms dictionary

  • deficiency — [dē fish′ən sē, difish′ən sē] n. [ME deficience < LL deficientia < L deficiens, prp. of deficere to lack, fail < de , from + facere, to DO1] 1. the quality or state of being deficient; absence of something essential; incompleteness 2. pl …   English World dictionary

  • deficiency — A lack, shortage, or insufficiency. The amount by which the tax properly due exceeds the sum of the amount of tax shown on a taxpayer s return plus amounts previously assessed or collected as a deficiency, less any credits, refunds or other… …   Black's law dictionary

  • deficiency — A lack, shortage, or insufficiency. The amount by which the tax properly due exceeds the sum of the amount of tax shown on a taxpayer s return plus amounts previously assessed or collected as a deficiency, less any credits, refunds or other… …   Black's law dictionary

  • deficiency — The amount by which a project s cash flow is not adequate to meet debt service. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * deficiency UK US /dɪˈfɪʃənsi/ noun [C] (plural deficiencies) ► [C] a situation in which something is not as good as it should be …   Financial and business terms

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