Meaning & Definition of Deficiency in English
1. The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
- "There is a serious lack of insight into the problem"
- "Water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"
- "For want of a nail the shoe was lost"
- lack ,
- deficiency ,
2. Lack of an adequate quantity or number
- "The inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
- insufficiency ,
- inadequacy ,