- deficiency judgment,
- deficiency symptom,
- deficient number,
- deficit financing,
- deficit spending,
Origin of deficit
Examples from the Web for deficit
The deficit is down to 2.8 percent of GDP, from a high of 10.1 percent in the wake of the meltdown.
Then he faced a $3.7 billion deficit, the largest in state history, and the largest per capita in the nation.Dan Malloy Is Progressives’ Dream Governor. So Why Isn’t He Winning?|David Freedlander|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Schools closed, the deficit ballooned, highways crumbled, jobs disappeared—I imagine ruby slippers were hocked.
Nor is the deficit, which has lost its saliency since it was cut in half to $500 billion.
That is to say, the factors that help drive the budget into deficit in the first place make them much worse.
At the end of the year $35 was due the librarian for salary and there was a deficit of $33.93.
The deficit of fifty thousand grew under the microscope of investigation to sixty thousand, eventually to seventy-five thousand.Wolf Breed|Jackson Gregory
Earlier ministers had increased the national revenues and cut down expenses, but the deficit had not been wiped out.A History of Spain|Charles E. Chapman
He could not continue to borrow, and economy, however strict, would not suffice to cover the deficit.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe|James Harvey Robinson
He was worn out, at last; and his poor, tired brain took no thought how to make up the deficit.Silver and Gold|Dane Coolidge
- an excess of liabilities over assets
- an excess of expenditures over revenues during a certain period
- an excess of payments over receipts on the balance of payments
Word Origin for deficit
1782, from French déficit (late 17c.), from Latin deficit "it is wanting," an introductory word in clauses of inventory, third person singular present indicative of deficere "to be deficient" (see deficient).
A shortage, especially the amount by which a sum of money falls short of what is required; a debt.