The state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect.
ETYM Lit., it is wanting, 3d person pres. indic. of Latin deficere, cf. French déficit. Related to Defect.
1. An excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period).
2. The property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required; SYN. shortage, shortfall.
1. The act of falling, or coming short; as neglect of, or failure in, performance of one's duty.
2. A flaw in one's character