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deficiency

noun

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a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number
  • there is a deficiency of fresh food in the diet of many of the working poor

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The first known use of deficiency was in 1603

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“Deficiency.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deficiency. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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