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

  • A deficient number, 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
  • Deficiency (medicine), including various types of malnutrition, as well as genetic diseases caused by deficiencies of endogenously produced proteins.
  • A deficiency in construction, an item, or condition that is considered sub-standard, or below minimum expectations
  • Genetic deletion, in genetics, is also called a deficiency
  • A deficiency judgment, in the law of real estate
  • A tax deficiency, an amount owed in taxes over and above what has been submitted in payment

Other articles related to "deficiency":

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 ...
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 ...
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 ... more active counterpart, triiodothyronine, and as such a deficiency can cause symptoms of hypothyroidism, including extreme fatigue, mental slowing, goiter, cretinism and recurrent miscarriage ...

Famous quotes containing the word deficiency:

    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)

    It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)

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