deficiency

deficiency(
dih
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fih
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shihn
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si
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (lack)
a. la escasez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Our schools are suffering from a deficiency of qualified staff.Nuestras escuelas se resienten de la escasez de personal calificado.
b. el déficit
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Problems arose not so much from a deficiency of resources as from the mismanagement of those available.Los problemas surgieron no tanto debido al déficit de recursos como a la mala gestión de los mismos.
c. la falta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Her lack of success so far is not due to any deficiency of talent.El que no haya tenido éxito hasta ahora no se debe de ningún modo a una falta de talento.
2. (medicine)
a. la deficiencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
It is well-known that a deficiency of iron can cause anemia.Es bien sabido que una deficiencia de hierro puede causar anemia.
3. (shortcoming)
a. la deficiencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The report points out serious deficiencies in the postal service, which require urgent action.El informe señala graves deficiencias en el servicio postal que requieren medidas urgentes.
b. el defecto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The essay contains some original ideas; however, it suffers from one major deficiency: a lack of research.El trabajo presenta ideas originaless; sin embargo, tiene un defecto importante: no está lo suficientemente investigado.
4. (amount that is lacking)
a. el déficit
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Economic policy has taken into account a budget deficiency for the next five years.Al elaborar la política económica se ha tenido en cuenta el déficit presupuestario de los próximos cinco años.
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deficiency
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (lack; of resources)
a. la escasez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (of vitamins, minerals)
a. la carencia f, deficiencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (flaw, defect)
a. el deficiencia f, defecto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
deficiency [dɪˈfɪʃənsɪ]
noun
1 (gen) deficiencia (f); (lack) falta (f); (Med) (weakness) debilidad (f)
vitamin deficiency avitaminosis (f); déficit (m) vitamínico
2 (in system, plan, character etc) defecto (m)
3 (Economics) déficit (m)
modifier
deficiency disease (n) mal (m) carencial
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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