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Deficit

An excess of liabilities over assets, of losses over profits, or of expenditure over income.

Deficit

A situation in which outflow of money exceeds inflow. That is, a deficit occurs when a government, company, or individual spends more than he/she/it receives in a given period of time, usually a year. One's deficit adds to one's debt, and, therefore, many analysts believe that deficits are unsustainable over the long-term. See also: Surplus.

deficit

1. A negative retained earnings balance. A deficit results when the accumulated losses and dividend payments of a business exceed its earnings.

deficit

see BUDGET DEFICIT, BALANCE OF PAYMENTS.
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In this sense, the ACALA SJ-4 genotype, which presented with a greater seed cotton yield under water deficit conditions, may be considered more tolerant of a water deficit.
stamineus leaves and stem biomass yield may not be affected by water deficit treatments over the two weeks period.
Jensen et al [7] reported that the eruption of water deficit stress in vegetative growth and flowering stages didn't have significant effect on each rapeseed weight.
Alterations in carbon and nitrogen metabolism induced by water deficit in the stems and leaves of Lupinus Albus.
Soluble sugars protect membranes against dehydration, water deficit condition; they contribute largely to the lowering of osmotic potential in wheat.
The effects of water deficit and nitrogen use control on agro- physiologic characteristics and corn SC704 function in Khouzestan climate.
Allen [2] reported that the highest damage in plants which caused by drought stress is related to effect of different oxidants and destructive effects of oxidants in higher plants were harmful than direct effect of water deficit [31].
Nowadays water deficit is known as an important limiting factor of yield increase in arid and semiarid regions and growth decrease is much greater under water deficit than that under other environmental stresses.
Pakistan believes that the diversion of Neelum waters is not allowed under the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty, as it will cause a 27 per cent water deficit, when the project is completed.
Water deficit stress through the reduction in the LAI and plants photosynthetic capacity reduces CGR and eventually total dry matter [15].
In the frame of the project funds will be allocated to reconstruct the irrigation system of the village, which will highly contribute to reduction of water loss, as well as will provide a possibility of expansion of apple tree gardens by 40 hectares and use of lands now idle due to water deficit.