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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.


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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Lower SES mothers are more likely in a position to suffer from nutritional deficiency and therefore poor nutritional outcome in their babies too.
This insufficiency may be caused by a genetic mutation (a condition that is inherited from one or both parents (or that can be spontaneous)) or a nutritional deficiency.
Frequent occurrences of moderate-to-large el nino events since 1982 have undoubtedly been influential in maintaining a general nutritional deficiency in the local coastal waters.
It's well known that a nutritional deficiency can weaken one's defenses against microbes.
If telogen effluvium is due to anemia or nutritional deficiency, hair loss should resolve once these problems are treated.
Instead it helps to correct a specific nutritional deficiency which occurs in many patients with HIV or AIDS, and can have many adverse health consequences.
And, NCBA reports iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States, affecting some 8.
Her parents took her to a doctor, who prescribed vitamins for a nutritional deficiency.

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