deficit

See also: déficit and dèficit

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French déficit, from Latin dēficit.

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deficit (plural deficits)

  1. Deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack.
    The crop output this year has been comparatively small, owing to the deficit in rainfall.
  2. A situation wherein, or amount whereby, spending exceeds (e.g. government) revenue.
    • 1962 October, “Talking of Trains: Passed to you, Mr. Macmillan”, in Modern Railways, page 220:
      Dr. Beeching's obvious intent is that if Scottish—and similarly unprofitable English and Welsh—railways are to be maintained, it must be done by an unconcealed subsidy; he is determined that the railways shall no longer be preoccupied with—and derided for—immense deficits which include the burden of social services the State must openly underwrite, if it wants them.
    • 1996 August 4, “It's Time for a Reality Check on the Deficit”, in Contra Costa Times, Contra Costa, CA:
      But Wall Street, which has a case of deficit-attention disorder, is no longer focused on a balanced budget. "The bond market only worries about one thing at [a time.]
    • 2013 September 28, Kenan Malik, "London Is Special, but Not That Special," New York Times (retrieved 28 September 2013):
      Economically, too, London is startlingly different. The capital, unlike the country as a whole, has no budget deficit: London’s public spending matches the taxes paid in the city. The average Londoner contributes 70 percent more to Britain’s national income than people in the rest of the country.

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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

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deficit m inan

  1. deficit

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  • deficit in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • deficit in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

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deficit m (invariable)

  1. deficit (financial, medical)

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dēficit

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of dēficiō

PortugueseEdit

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deficit m (plural deficits)

  1. Alternative form of déficit

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French déficit

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deficit n (plural deficite)

  1. deficit

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

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dȅficit m (Cyrillic spelling де̏фицит)

  1. deficit (financial)

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