deficiency deficiency  /dɪ ˈfɪ ʃən si/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
  2. (n) lack of an adequate quantity or number

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The birth defect an enzyme deficiency causes severe mental retardation, epilepsy and disfigurement of features.
  2. But the notion that immune deficiency is only acquired from a single virus cannot be sustained.
  3. The effects of severe lactase deficiency can be both distressing and dramatic.

News

  1. 55,500 ‘High-3’ retirees might never see back pay

    Last November an independent audit of the Military Retirement Fund uncovered a “significant deficiency” in the way the Defense Finance and Accounting Service has been calculating retired pay for about 15 percent of 370,000 retirees who are under a “High-3” retired pay formula.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Tacoma News Tribune

  2. Iodine Deficiency in Developing Countries Drives the Global Iodine Market, According to a New Report by Global ...

    GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Iodine markets. Global consumption of Iodine is projected to reach 36.8 thousand metric tons by 2018, driven by increasing demand from traditional end-use markets as well as new emerging applications. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/iodine_market/iodine_deficiency/prweb10834775.htm
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Men’s Health: Testosterone Deficiency

    (KTVI) – June is “Men’s Health Month” and Low T, also known as Testosterone Deficiency, is being discussed. Dr. Stephen...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 2 News St. Louis

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