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A deficiency, misappropriation, or defalcation; a minus balance; something wanting.

Deficit is commonly used to mean any kind of shortage, as in an account, a number, or a balance due. Deficit spending or financing involves taking in less money than the amount that is paid out.


Federal Budget.


n. a shortage, less than is due, or in the case of a business or government budget, more expenditures than income. Unbalanced budgets with a planned year-end deficit are prohibited at every level of government except the federal.


noun absence, arrears, balance to pay, dearth, default, deficiency, financial shortage, inadequacy, insufficiency, lack, loss, meagerness, omission, overdraft, paucity, scantiness, scarcity, shortage, shortness
See also: arrears, debt, decrement, deficiency, delinquency, due, insufficiency, need, poverty

DEFICIT. This Latin term signifies that something is wanting. It is used to express the deficiency which is discovered in the accounts of an accountant, or in the money in which he has received.

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Drought is one of the most effective stresses on plant's development and production because water deficit limits the photosynthesis, stimulates plant to produce more ABA that in turn induces more stomata closure, increases water movement resistance in plants, changes leaf's energy output, decreases hydraulic conductivity and disrupts plant's thermodynamic temperature.
Combining water deficit stress and PGPR also increased the plant dry weight as compared to drought stressed plants alone (Table.
The timing of the progression of drought and the ability of plants to recover after being subjected to short and/or prolonged periods of drought are closely related to crop yield, when considering that processes such as cell expansion, gas exchange, and photochemical efficiency of PSII are affected by increasing water deficit.
They 'chase away' rains by creating cloud free conditions adversely affecting the amount of rains received, soil moisture for crop growth, and also enhance excessive evapo-transpiration thereby aggravating soil water deficit.
The highest oil percentage was obtained from control treatment while severe water deficit stress decreased oil percentage by 13.
Evaluation of Amino Acid and Salicylic Acid application on yield and growth of wheat under water deficit.
The AWF-funded Water Supply Master Plan (2011) estimated that the water deficit will reach 30,000 m3 to 40,000 m3 in 2030.
Water stress in plant usually occurs due to soil water deficit during intense transpiration rate.
Pakistan believes that the diversion of waters of Neelum is not allowed under the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty, and it will face a 27 per cent water deficit, when the project gets completed.
Lebanon's Energy and Water Resources Ministry warned two years ago that the country could face a water deficit by 2010.
Chile's current water deficit, combined with further disruptions in the supply of Argentine natural gas, has raised concerns about possible power shortages beginning as soon as March, the month when demand historically increases,' according to Giovanny Grosso, Director in Fitch's Latin America Corporates Group.
Pakistan has said that the diversion of the waters of the Neelum is not allowed under the treaty, and it will face a 27 per cent water deficit, when the project gets completed.