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deficit

def·i·cit

deficit

 
 
pronunciation:
de f siht
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: an amount by which something is less than what is required or expected, esp. the amount by which income is less than expenses.
To attain the calorie deficit needed to lose weight, one must either eat less or exercise more.
 
antonyms:
excess, surplus
similar words:
shortage
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