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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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The PNKAS can identify specific knowledge deficits, which enables a tailored education session to be developed based on the Steps to Institutionalizing Pain Management.
She spoke to both chambers of the Florida Legislature as well as the governor and cabinet on the civic knowledge deficit in this country and brought statewide attention to the importance of civic education.
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Questions allow tutors and students to fill in their knowledge deficits and check each other's understanding.
This qualitative study found that the faculty participants' knowledge deficits and pedagogical concerns created barriers that hindered them from effectively addressing tobacco prevention and cessation with nursing students, despite the opportunity participants saw for practicing nurses to provide information to patients.
To analyze the potential knowledge deficit regarding firm profits, we administered a simple survey to students in a large public university in the Southeastern United States.
Developing Countries United States * Lack of Resources [check] * Knowledge Deficit [check] [check] * Reusable Designs [check] [check] Table 1.
The problem that consumers and experts alike both face is a knowledge deficit.
The solution to reducing the knowledge deficit experienced in BOLC is to establish mentorship groups led by superior officers (majors and captains).
The indicated regularities lead to another issues, that of knowledge deficit and surplus.
In conclusion, this patient population's struggles may include: symptoms of depression, a knowledge deficit regarding significance, as well as recognition, of preterm labor symptoms, lack of social support, fear of medical personnel's disapproval, and deliberate disregard for consequences.
Although they report a high level of sexual activity, they have a significant knowledge deficit," she said at the meeting.

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