- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdɛfɪsɪt/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈdɛfəsɪt/
- Hyphenation: de‧fi‧cit
deficit (plural deficits)
- Deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack.
- The crop output this year has been comparatively small, owing to the deficit in rainfall.
- 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.
deficiency — see deficiency
situation wherein spending exceeds government revenue
deficit m inan
- defekt m
- deficit in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- deficit in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
deficit m (invariable)
- deficit (financial, medical)
deficit m (plural deficits)
- Alternative form of
deficit n (plural deficite)
Declension of deficit
dȅficit m (Cyrillic spelling де̏фицит)
- deficit (financial)