de·fi·cien·cy /dɪˈfɪʃənsɪ/ 名詞
De·fi·cien·cy n.; pl. Deficiencies The state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect. “A deficiency of blood.”
[Marlborough] was so miserably ignorant, that his deficiencies made him the ridicule of his contemporaries. --Buckle.
Deficiency of a curve Geom., the amount by which the number of double points on a curve is short of the maximum for curves of the same degree.
n 1: the state of needing something that is absent or
unavailable; "there is a serious lack of insight into
the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in
desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"
[syn: lack, want]
2: lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of
unemployment benefits" [syn: insufficiency, inadequacy]
[ant: sufficiency, sufficiency]