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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deficient  \De*fi"cient\,  a.  [L.  deficiens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  deficere  to  be  wanting.  See  {Defect}.] 
  Wanting,  to  make  up  completeness;  wanting,  as  regards  a 
  requirement;  not  sufficient;  inadequate;  defective; 
  imperfect;  incomplete;  lacking;  as  deficient  parts 
  deficient  estate;  deficient  strength;  deficient  in  judgment. 
 
  The  style  was  indeed  deficient  in  ease  and  variety. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Deficient  number}.  (Arith.)  See  under  {Abundant}.  -- 
  {De*fi"cient-ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deficient 
  adj  1:  inadequate  in  amount  or  degree;  "a  deficient  education"; 
  "deficient  in  common  sense";  "lacking  in  stamina"; 
  "tested  and  found  wanting"  [syn:  {lacking(p)},  {wanting(p)}] 
  2:  of  a  quantity  not  able  to  fulfill  a  need  or  requirement; 
  "insufficient  funds"  [syn:  {insufficient}]  [ant:  {sufficient}] 
  3:  falling  short  of  some  prescribed  norm;  "substandard  housing" 
  [syn:  {inferior},  {substandard}] 




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