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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deficiency  \De*fi"cien*cy\,  n.;  pl  {Deficiencies}.  [See 
  {Deficient}.] 
  The  state  of  being  deficient;  inadequacy;  want  failure; 
  imperfection;  shortcoming;  defect.  ``A  deficiency  of  blood.'' 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  [Marlborough]  was  so  miserably  ignorant,  that  his 
  deficiencies  made  him  the  ridicule  of  his 
  contemporaries.  --Buckle. 
 
  {Deficiency  of  a  curve}  (Geom.),  the  amount  by  which  the 
  number  of  double  points  on  a  curve  is  short  of  the  maximum 
  for  curves  of  the  same  degree. 




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