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American English: /ˈdɛfəsət/
British English: /ˈdɛfɪsɪt/

Translation of deficit in Spanish:


  • 1 (Finance) to make up/show a deficit of $300
    cubrir/arrojar un déficit de 300 dólares
    the budget deficit
    el déficit presupuestario
    Example sentences
    • The fund will absorb the deficit in the Rover pension scheme, which officially stands at £67.6m.
    • The pension scheme, which had a deficit amounting to some £80m, was part of this restructuring.
    • The company doubled its input last year to £225m, but the deficit in its fund rose by roughly the same amount.
    Example sentences
    • Smurfit was in deficit at its last year-end, so its position is likely to have got a lot worse.
    • Wartime was a period of massive fiscal deficits and huge current account surpluses.
    • For several countries, reducing their annual budget deficits to below 3% of gross domestic product will be the first big hurdle.
  • 3 (Games, Sport)
    diferencia (feminine) de goles ( or puntos etc)
    Example sentences
    • Boys Club still had fight in them and Nicky Pearson scored to cut the deficit to one goal again but despite plenty of pressure they could not force extra time.
    • That didn't work as the team dug itself into a double-digit deficit in the division.
    • Now back within two, Croatia made the most of its next power play to cut the deficit to one on a score by Samir Barac.
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