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Origin of deficit
OTHER WORDS FROM deficitsu·per·def·i·cit, noun
Example sentences from the Web for deficit
This is not to say that we should never worry about deficits.
The type of folks who care deeply about the poor, but also about deficits and debt.Congress Can Become Civil and Productive if Moderate Voters Demand It|Joshua DuBois|October 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And dozens of states, many of which cut jobs to close their annual deficits, are now reporting surpluses.
Republicans want smaller government when deficits are high and when deficits are low.Republicans Don’t Really Care About Reducing America’s Debt|Peter Beinart|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As deficits decline at the federal and state level, the era of austerity in the U.S. may be ending.Print Textbooks Still Dominate Campus Textbook Market|Ashley Mungiguerra|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In 1876, however, the long series of surpluses ceased, and they have since been replaced by deficits almost as continuous.A Visit to Java|W. Basil Worsfold
For some years he regularly paid the deficits in the accounts of the Alliance, amounting to several thousand pounds a year.
Indeed, the New Zealand Treasury may be said to have been cradled in deficits.The Long White Cloud|William Pember Reeves
The total of the surplus amounted to about 12½ millions sterling; the deficits exceeded 75½ millions of pounds.The Earl of Mayo|William Wilson Hunter
The business was carried on by Hessians who worked both ends against the middle, and let the estate foot the deficits.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
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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Medical definitions for deficit
Cultural definitions for deficit
A shortage, especially the amount by which a sum of money falls short of what is required; a debt.