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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·fi·cient /dɪˈfɪʃənt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·fi·cient /dɪˈfɪʃənt/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·fi·cient a.  Wanting, to make up completeness; wanting, as regards a requirement; not sufficient; inadequate; defective; imperfect; incomplete; lacking; as, deficient parts; deficient estate; deficient strength; deficient in judgment.
    The style was indeed deficient in ease and variety.   --Macaulay.
 Deficient number. Arith. See under Abundant.
 -- De*fi*cient-ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: inadequate in amount or degree; "a deficient education";
             "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina";
             "tested and found wanting" [syn: lacking(p), wanting(p)]
      2: of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement;
         "insufficient funds" [syn: insufficient] [ant: sufficient]
      3: falling short of some prescribed norm; "substandard housing"
         [syn: inferior, substandard]