Examples of deficiency in a Sentence
The disease may be caused by nutritional deficiencies.
The book's major deficiency is its poor plot.
a deficiency of vitamin C
There are several deficiencies in his plan.
The accident was caused by deficiencies in the engine.
Recent Examples of deficiency from the Web
There is no way a Republican DOJ is going to rely on a technical deficiency to not respond.
Research shows that the deficiency may interfere with fetal development of bones, lungs and the immune system, and lead to a newborn with reduced growth and a greater chance of respiratory problems.
For how could my inexperience, my notebooks full of stuff only for myself, be anything but a substantial deficiency?
The biggest deficiency is a handy way to get to the airport, but carfare will be offset by not having to pay for parking.
Today, Kennon favors a concept called Asset-Based Community Development, which focuses on multiplying the assets within a community instead of working to correct deficiencies.
Lead exposure and a chemical spill at Sacramento State are expected to feature prominently in a state audit scheduled for release Tuesday examining whether the California State University system has health and safety deficiencies.
The logical conclusion is that buffalo were unable to eat sufficient, good-quality forage to provide them with vitamin E and selenium and that this deficiency was then passed on to the lions feeding off their meat.
In contrast to earlier court opinions, Monday’s ruling extended an olive branch to the Legislature and complimented lawmakers on making an attempt to correct constitutional deficiencies.
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crunch, dearth, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want;
DEFICIENCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deficiency for English Language Learners
: a lack of something that is needed : the state of not having enough of something necessary
: a problem in the way something is made or formed
DEFICIENCY Defined for Kids
Definition of deficiency for Students
- a vitamin deficiency
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