Origin of deficit
OTHER WORDS FROM deficitsu·per·def·i·cit, noun
How to use deficit in a sentence
The underlying economic factors that cause deficits to shrink often create circumstances that push them to shrink even faster.
A shock or recession could send deficits spiraling much higher.
This is not to say that we should never worry about deficits.
The 2010 estimate was that the ACA would cut deficits by $124 billion over its first decade.
As a libertarian, I would cut federal deficits primarily through spending cuts.
One cardinal principle of the greatest English finance ministers has been the avoidance of deficits or undue surpluses.
Frequently recurring deficits are, in themselves, a condemnation of the methods under which they are found.
One cannot wonder that there were occasional deficits in the bank account at Lindsey Row.The Life of James McNeill Whistler|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Had, indeed, all his excesses of payment been gathered into one fund, that fund would have covered his deficits ten times over.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
It is evident that Russian railways can afford to lose; their deficits last year amounted to the sum of fourteen million roubles.
British Dictionary definitions for deficit
- 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
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Cultural definitions for deficit
A shortage, especially the amount by which a sum of money falls short of what is required; a debt.