insufficiency insufficiency

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a lack of competence
  2. (n) (pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally
  3. (n) lack of an adequate quantity or number

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Usage(s):

  1. Of all the problems of the complicated clinical picture of the patient, the acute respiratory insufficiency was not the principal threat to the life of the patient.
  2. Of all the problems of the complicated clinical picture of the patient, the acute respiratory insufficiency was not the principal threat to the life of the patient.
  3. For scholars of the presidency, Kennedy's failure to scuttle or fix the ill-conceived invasion of Cuba is a classic case of the insufficiency of charisma alone.

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  1. "The ego always wants something from other people or situations," Mr. Tolle writes. "There is always a hidden agenda, always a sense of 'not enough yet,' of insufficiency and lack that needs to be filled."
    on Mar 21, 2008 By: Eckhart Tolle Source: New York Times

  2. Gianfranco Fini, head of the right-wing National Alliance, said Prodi's speech was of "disconcerting insufficiency [because he] was afraid of irritating a single senator."
    on Mar 1, 2007 By: Gianfranco Fini Source: Taipei Times

  3. "Today, April 23, at 15:45 Moscow time, Russia's first President Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin died at the Central Clinical Hospital. : The death was caused by the progressing cardiovascular polyorganic insufficiency," the head of the presidential...
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: Sergei Mironov Source: ITAR-TASS

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