deficient

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj deficient inadequate in amount or degree "a deficient education","deficient in common sense","lacking in stamina","tested and found wanting"
    • adj deficient falling short of some prescribed norm "substandard housing"
    • adj deficient of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement "insufficient funds"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Deficient 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deficient Lacking; wanting; incomplete.
    • deficient Defective; imperfect; inadequate: as, deficient strength.
    • deficient Not having a full or adequate supply: as, the country is deficient in the means of carrying on war.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Deficient de-fish′ent wanting
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Quotations

  • George Eliot
    George%20Eliot
    “It is generally a feminine eye that first detects the moral deficiencies hidden under the dear deceit of beauty.”
  • Georg Hegel
    Georg%20Hegel
    “It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    Wayne%20Dyer
    “Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.”
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    Jean%20Jacques%20Rousseau
    “Great men never make bad use of their superiority. They see it and feel it and are not less modest. The more they have, the more they know their own deficiencies.”
  • Orlando A. Battista
    Orlando A. Battista
    “Knowledge is the best eraser in the world for disharmony, distrust, despair, and the endless physical deficiencies of man.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “He who is proficient is learning, but deficient in morals, is more deficient than proficient.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. deficiens, -entis, p. pr. of deficere, to be wanting. See Defect
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., deficĕre.

Usage

In literature:

Our correspondent will note that for thin people who are pale and deficient in vitality the water grapes will be found most salutary.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
The first prologue is deficient, as is also the last leaf of tale lxxi.
"The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. V. (of V.)" by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
But not for worlds would he have admitted that she was deficient in a sense of humour.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
We are somewhat deficient in the faculty of self-examination and self-criticism.
"Before the War" by Viscount Richard Burton Haldane
It supplied just the gaps in which she was deficient, and gave her an adequate grasp of her three toughest subjects.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
As to lodgings, if there were not houses enough, the cellars might make up the deficiency.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
The weather report shows a deficiency of precipitation up to December 1 of 3.81 inches.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
The necessity of raising such a fund, is strongly and regularly pleaded, from the late deficiencies in the duties and customs.
"The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII" by Jonathan Swift
Diogenes was almost as deficient in ordinary religious belief as in most other kinds of veneration.
"History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
Prudence tells us to do all things as though it all depended upon us alone; then God will make up for the deficiencies.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
If we have an excessive development of mind, and deficient support of body, the result is corporeal derangement.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Nothing appeared to be deficient.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Evil and sin come of the propensity to nothingness; the sin having its cause not efficient, but in deficiency.
"Ideal Commonwealths" by Various
He may be an uneducated man, deficient in learning and in mental discipline, and yet a fine actor.
"Shadows of the Stage" by William Winter
It is deficient in fulness and roundness of concrete reality.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
This is a sign that the bath is deficient in potassium cyanide.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
Mr. Schofield proved that he was neither deficient in zeal nor prudence.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
An uncircumcised individual could be procured, however, to supply the deficiency.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
Most patriotic poems have the same deficiency.
"Creative Unity" by Rabindranath Tagore
An acknowledgment of "a most humiliating consciousness of geological deficiencies".
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
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In poetry:

Condemn thyself without the least deceit,
Lest God thy condemnation shou'd complete,
And, if thou dost in ought deficient live,
Beg thou of God to grant it, or forgive.
"A Preparation For The Holy Communion" by Rees Prichard
For me, the naked and the nude (By lexicographers construed
As synonyms that should express
The same deficiency of dress
Or shelter) stand as wide apart
As love from lies, or truth from art.
"The Naked And The Nude" by Robert Graves
Then he heard of "the diggings," and there tried his luck;
He was never deficient in smartness and pluck;
And by means of some work, and more luck, in a year
He managed to make fifteen hundred pounds clear.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - III" by E W Bowling

In news:

1 in 5 Bay Area bridges structurally deficient.
Pensacola Bay Bridge is ' structurally deficient,' must be replaced.
PENSACOLA — The Pensacola Bay Bridge must be replaced within the next six years because it is " structurally deficient," according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
MDOT official says river bridge ' structurally deficient.
OXFORD — A Mississippi Department of Transportation official says the Tallahatchie River truss bridge on Mississippi 7 is " structurally deficient" and will be replaced.
Cortez Bridge is " structurally deficient," DOT says.
Dr Stephen Boyce, a practitioner of bariatric surgery in Knoxville, understands that patients who undergo significant weight loss procedures have the potential to incur serious nutritional deficiencies.
PITTSBURGH — Mylan has launched a generic drug for treating thiamine deficiency, the company said Thursday.
Primary hypothyroidism is a thyroid hormone deficiency resulting from impaired function of the thyroid gland .
In an effort to drill down to find some deficiencies related to AI, SMS provided data focusing on the effects of the AI technician, day-of-the-week comparisons and time-of-day effects.
Uncovering hazards and deficiencies before they become a problem is the first step in reducing risk to people and property.
African Americans thought to get deficient amounts.
This season of raincoats, boots and umbrellas makes any deficiencies in a home's entry area stand out.
He was mocked not only for his supposedly deficient skills, but also for his very open devotion to Jesus.
Previous years' deficiency in attendant care payments sought.
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In science:

Due to the difficulties in using Excel’s grid environment, deficiencies in documentation of algorithms and financial calculations. This inevitably corrupts the project structure.
A Software Development Methodology for Research and Prototyping in Financial Markets
Secondly the prototype has its deficiencies, including the small number of available components and task models, some limits to the query expressiveness and interactions with the synthesis documents, and a few performance flaws.
Mass data exploration in oncology: An information synthesis approach
However, some significant deficiencies of hits in the MIP selection data are observed, mostly in the high rate regions of the calorimeter.
Hadron Showers in a Digital Hadron Calorimeter
Therefore, user analyses become effortful, complicated and time consuming. OLAP analysis provides an interactive investigation. In general, such task suffers from several deficiencies.
A Survey of User-Centric Data Warehouses: From Personalization to Recommendation
The changes of the crystal structure caused by As/P substitution and the structural modifications due to pressure-induced oxygen deficiency were studied by means of x-ray and neutron diffraction.
Interplay of composition, structure, magnetism, and superconductivity in SmFeAs1-xPxO1-y
The oxygen deficiency in the samples can be estimated as follows. From the neutron diffraction data of LaFeAsO1-y and NdFeAsO1-y a universal relationship between bond length and oxygen deficiency was established (Fig. 5 in Ref. ): an increase by ∼ 0.001
Interplay of composition, structure, magnetism, and superconductivity in SmFeAs1-xPxO1-y
Oxygen deficiency make more electrons available for transfer to the Fe-As/P layer, modifying the bonding geometry in Fe(As,P)4 and shifting the Fermi level to higher energies.
Interplay of composition, structure, magnetism, and superconductivity in SmFeAs1-xPxO1-y
In SmFeAs(O,F) [14, 15] and (Sm,Th)FeAsO the FeAs4 geometry remains almost unchanged upon F and Th substitution (shaden area in Fig. 4), while in the present study we found a significant change of the Fe(As,P)4 geometry upon O deficiency in the Sm-O layer.
Interplay of composition, structure, magnetism, and superconductivity in SmFeAs1-xPxO1-y
It is observed in old metal deficient stars and recently it has been claimed that diffusion plus turbulent mixture may account for about this factor of 2 reduction of 7Li.
Summary Talk: Challenges in Particle Astrophysics
Iadecola C., Niwa K., Nogawa S., Zhao X., Nagayama M., Araki E., Morham S. and Ross M. E. (2001a) Reduced susceptibility to ischemic brain injury and N-methyl-D-aspartate-mediated neurotoxicity in cyclooxygenase-2-deficient mice.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Iadecola C., Sugimoto K., Niwa K., Kazama K. and Ross M. E. (2001b) Increased susceptibility to ischemic brain injury in cyclooxygenase-1-deficient mice. J.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Sasaki T., Kitagawa K., Yamagata K., Takemiya T., Tanaka S., Omura-Matsuoka E., Sugiura S., Matsumoto M. and Hori M. (2004) Amelioration of hippocampal neuronal damage after transient forebrain ischemia in cyclooxygenase-2-deficient mice. J.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Hori, Amelioration of hippocampal neuronal damage after transient forebrain ischemia in cyclooxygenase-2-deficient mice, J. Cereb.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Ross, Reduced susceptibility to ischemic brain injury and N-methyl-D-aspartate-mediated neurotoxicity in cyclooxygenase-2-deficient mice, Proc. Natl.
The highly selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor DFU is neuroprotective when given several hours after transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
We noted that despite the value of spreadsheets to organisations in terms of flexibility, familiarity, speed and cost-efficiency there were notable business deficiencies when they were used as operational applications (i.e. where business practice creates version after version).
Enterprise Spreadsheet Management: A Necessary Good
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