Definition of deficit in English:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Moffitt suggested these difficulties were linked to neurological deficits in verbal regulation of behaviour and in executive functioning.
- Both in utero exposures to maternal smoking and asthma are associated with chronic deficits in lung function.
- It is possible that the deficits in lung function in persistent and transient wheezers may have already been present at a much younger age.
effect from Late Middle English:
Effect ‘result, consequence’ from Latin effectus, from efficere ‘accomplish, work out’, formed from ex- ‘out, thoroughly’ and facere ‘do’. Its negative is defect (Late Middle English), while deficit (late 18th century) is from Latin deficit ‘it is lacking’, from the verb deficere. The Latin word was used formerly in inventories to record what was missing. Feckless (late 16th century) ‘lacking in efficiency or vitality’ is based on Scots and northern English dialect feck, a shortening of effeck, a variant of effect.
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