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Dictionary definition for: Deficient

1. (s) inadequate in amount or degree; "a deficient education" "deficient in common sense" "lacking in stamina" "tested and found wanting"

2. (a) of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds"

3. (s) falling short of some prescribed norm; "substandard housing"

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