Definition of 'deficit'
- the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required; "new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit"
Synonyms: shortage shortfall
- a deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning; "the people concerned have a deficit in verbal memory"; "they have serious linguistic deficits"
- (sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing
- an excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period); "last year there was a serious budgetary deficit"