noun, plural de·fi·cien·cies.
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OTHER WORDS FROM deficiencynon·de·fi·cien·cy, noun, plural non·de·fi·cien·cies.pre·de·fi·cien·cy, noun, plural pre·de·fi·cien·cies.
Example sentences from the Web for deficiency
On Monday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court found deficiencies in the Green Party’s ballot petition in that state, excluding the party from the ballot.Election live updates: Trump returns to Wisconsin; Biden to face live audience at town hall|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
It is also developing a centralized intelligence atop convolutional neural networks to achieve real-time detection to find more harvestable produce, and detect deficiencies in the farm.
Having very low body fat can come with its own issues—many women end up with hormonal problems, for instance—and it’s easier than you might think to get nutritional deficiencies by cutting out the wrong foods.
The report is one of two new studies set to be filed in federal court this week that found numerous deficiencies in the 3-mile border fence, built this year by North Dakota-based Fisher Sand and Gravel.New Engineering Report Finds Privately Built Border Wall Will Fail|by Jeremy Schwartz and Perla Trevizo|September 2, 2020|ProPublica
Perhaps, they suggested, it was induced by unnatural protein deficiency, or by equally unnatural crowding.Just Because It’s Natural Doesn’t Mean It’s Good - Issue 89: The Dark Side|David P. Barash|August 19, 2020|Nautilus
His deficiencies and self-doubts, amid his epochal mission of liberation, are precisely what make him interesting.
Deficiencies in vital nutrients cause skin to dry, lips to crack, and hair to fall out.
“By sixth grade, children are aware of their deficiencies,” Porter says.
I'd like to find some more efficient means of curing these deficiencies.
Just gaze upon its deficiencies in the current crisis with North Korea.
These deficiencies were a source of mortification all his life.Music: An Art and a Language|Walter Raymond Spalding
It's the mountain air, which makes up for the deficiencies of the kitchen.Heidi|Johanna Spyri
Your poor father, Mr. Norman, could never understand time-tables and never attempted to conceal his deficiencies.The Evil Genius|Wilkie Collins
So he ceased to reproach himself, and began to think how he might yet remedy the deficiencies of Jack's weak joints.The Marvellous Land of Oz|L. Frank Baum
The exceſſes of Genius may eaſily be retrenched, but the deficiencies of Dulneſs can never be ſupplied.Essays on Various Subjects|Hannah More