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deficit /ˈdɛfəsət/ noun
plural deficits
deficit
/ˈdɛfəsət/
noun
plural deficits
Learner's definition of DEFICIT
[count]
: an amount (such as an amount of money) that is less than the amount that is needed
opposite surplus; see also trade deficit
: the amount by which a person or team is behind in a game or contest
chiefly US : a problem that causes a decrease in some ability see also attention deficit disorder
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