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Deficit

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.

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deficit

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.

deficit

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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Hearing deficit often begins with the loss of high frequencies.
In this case, the conductive hearing deficit occurs despite a normal incus and ISJ.
4] Among those children with persistent effusion, only a minority have significant hearing deficits bilaterally, resulting in only a few requiring intervention, possibly less than 5% of those with OME.
The results of the present study suggest that the strength of the association between sensory impairment and mortality rate in the elderly population is substantial in men with either a hearing deficit or a [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE II OMITTED] double sensory impairment.
As over 90% of children were below 5 years of age, the degree of hearing deficit in relation to age could not be demonstrated.
Yet the study, based on 120 children with bilateral permanent hearing impairment, found speech scores did not differ significantly between those who were exposed to newborn hearing screenings or early confirmation of hearing deficit and those who were not.
Solvent-induced ototoxicity in rats: an atypical selective mid-frequency hearing deficit.
Other associations include MURCS (aplasia of the mullerian duct, unilateral renal agenesis, anomalies of the cervicothoracic somites) and CHARGE (coloboma [a defect of ocular tissue], hearing deficit, choanal atresia, retarded growth and/or development, genital hypoplasia [males only], and endocardial cushion defect [a spectrum of septal defects resulting from imperfect fusion of the endocardial cushions and ranging from persistent ostium primum to persistent complete common atrioventricular canal]).
Far too many of us take our hearing for granted, but just imagine what a significant hearing deficit means to a senior who is navigating so many other challenges," said Reed Tuckson, M.
A malformed ear or preauricular tags, for example, may hint at the presence of a hearing deficit, noted Dr.
13) Furthermore, the proportion of children with abnormal impedance increased as the hearing deficit increased.