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

 in·suf·fi·cien·cy /ˌɪn(t)səˈfɪʃən(t)si/

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

 in·suf·fi·cien·cy /ˌɪn(t)səˈfɪʃənsɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·suf·fi·cien·cy n.
 1. The quality or state of being insufficient; lack of sufficiency; deficiency; inadequateness; as, the insufficiency of provisions, of an excuse, etc.
    The insufficiency of the light of nature is, by the light of Scripture, . . . fully supplied.   --Hooker.
 2. Lack of power or skill; inability; incapacity; incompetency; as, the insufficiency of a man for an office.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a lack of competence; "pointed out the insufficiencies in my
           report"; "juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy
           in the parents" [syn: inadequacy]
      2: (pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function
      3: lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of
         unemployment benefits" [syn: inadequacy, deficiency]
         [ant: sufficiency, sufficiency]