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Deficiency

A shortage or insufficiency. The amount by which federal Income Tax due exceeds the amount reported by the taxpayer on his or her return; also, the amount owed by a taxpayer who has not filed a return. The outstanding balance of a debt secured by a mortgage after the mortgaged property has been sold to satisfy the obligation at a price less than the debt.

deficiency

noun absence, dearth, defect, deficit, destitution, failing, failure to comply, falling short, fault, faultiness, flaw, foible, impairment, imperfection, inadequateness, incompleteness, incompletion, insufficiency, lack, loss, meagerness, need, nonfulfillment, nonperformance, omission, paucity, penury, poverty, privation, scarcity, short supply, shortage, shortcoming, sparsity, ullage, want, weakness
Associated concepts: deficiency assessment, deficiency bill, deficiency decree, deficiency judgment, deficiency tax, innome tax deficiency, liability for deficiency, mental deficiency, notice of deficiency, recovery of deficiency, tax deficiency
See also: absence, dearth, defect, deficit, delinquency, disadvantage, failure, fault, flaw, foible, frailty, handicap, insufficiency, mediocrity, need, omission, paucity, poverty, vice
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Near the start of the 20th century, students of nutrition were investigating not deficiency diseases as such, but what were the components of a physiologically complete diet.
He said patients were having their teeth destroyed because some dentists diagnose them with "porcelain deficiency disease.
This is the second blood drive in honor of Alec Rastad, a 12-year-old Westboro boy with common variable immune deficiency disease, a rare disorder that leaves his immune system vulnerable to dangerous infections.
BERI BERI is a vitamin deficiency disease which inflames nerves all over the body.
Irwin Stone cites research evidence that links scurvy with tuberculosis (a high incidence of the deficiency disease with cases of tuberculosis).
At 9 months old, doctors diagnosed him with Common Variable Immune Deficiency disease, a genetic disorder that leaves his immune system defenseless to dangerous infections.
Dalton Bates of Balfour Street in Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, has the muscle deficiency disease arthrogrytosis multiplex congenita which stopped his muscles developing in the womb.
The eight-month-old has been diagnosed with a rare immune deficiency disease and his parents Paula and Paul, of Rogerstone, Newport, were told he needed the transplant to increases his chances of survival.
If a diet lacked thiamine, beriberi -- a deficiency disease -- struck.
5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization for persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases, commends the state of Ohio for their decision to add Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Disease (SCID), to the list of conditions that all newborns in the state are screened for at birth beginning July 29, 2013.
Lord Mayor Alex Maskey revealed the prize as Martin, who suffers from an immune deficiency disease, was at school assembly.
17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization for persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases, applauds the decision of the Iowa Department of Public Health to expand its newborn screening program to include screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Disease (SCID), known as bubble boy disease.