What is deficiency?

  • (noun): The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable.
    Example: "Water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"
    Synonyms: lack, want
    See also — Additional definitions below


A deficiency is generally a lack of something. It may also refer to:

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Selenium Deficiency - Presentation
... Selenium deficiency in combination with Coxsackievirus infection can lead to Keshan disease, which is potentially fatal ... Selenium deficiency also contributes (along with iodine deficiency) to Kashin-Beck disease ... into its more active counterpart, triiodothyronine, and as such a deficiency can cause symptoms of hypothyroidism, including extreme fatigue, mental slowing ...
Molybdenum Deficiency
... Molybdenum deficiency refers to the clinical consequences of inadequate supplies of molybdenum in the diet ... of molybdenum required is relatively small, and molybdenum deficiency usually doesn't occur in natural settings ...
Complement 2 Deficiency
... Complement 2 deficiency is a type of complement deficiency caused by any one of several different alterations in the structure of complement component 2 ...
Mineral Deficiency
... Mineral deficiency refers to a hypoalimentation of dietary minerals ... Examples include Zinc deficiency Iron deficiency Magnesium deficiency ...
... A deficiency is generally a lack of something ... in mathematics, a number n for which σ(n) < 2n Angular deficiency, in geometry, the difference between a sum of angles and the corresponding sum in a Euclidean plane ... A deficiency in construction, an item, or condition that is considered sub-standard, or below minimum expectations Genetic deletion, in genetics, is also called ...

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Famous quotes containing the word deficiency:

    All rejection and negation indicates a deficiency in fertility: fundamentally, if only we were good plowland we would allow nothing to go unused, and in every thing, event, and person we would welcome manure, rain, or sunshine.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Shakespeare’s fault is not the greatest into which a poet may fall. It merely indicates a deficiency of taste.
    Denis Diderot (1713–1784)

    If a man is a good lawyer, a good physician, a good engineer ... he may be a fool in every other capacity. But no deficiency or mistake of judgment is forgiven to a woman ... and should she fail anywhere, if she has any scientific attainment, or artistic faculty, instead of standing her interest as an excuse, it is censured as an aggravation and offence.
    E.P.P., U.S. women’s magazine contributor. The Una, p. 28 ( February 1855)