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Deficit

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

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

see BUDGET DEFICIT, BALANCE OF PAYMENTS.
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Recently, a portable thermal imagers, as non-invasive, non-destructive and versatile imaging tool for monitoring crop canopy temperature also has been used for crop water deficit diagnosis.
"Water deficit effect on the accumulation of biomass and artemisinin in annual wormwood (Artemisia annua L ., Asteraceae)," 22(1): 1-9.
The results of the newly formed adventitious roots (Table 6) indicated that the application of water deficit in these two intensities caused variations of the magnitude comparing to what was found in the control group.
He found that cocksfbot (Dactylis glomerata) and white clover (Trifolium repens) pasture growth on a sandy loam was reduced by water stress if the soil water deficit exceeded a critical value of 25 mm for the plots receiving the least N.
Knowing where grain deficits will be concentrated tomorrow requires looking at where water deficits are developing today.
Oxidative damage in pea plants exposed to water deficit or paraquat.
Water deficit may cause a severe reduction in reproductive output (Lee and Bazzaz, 1986; Lee, 1988); this reduction may be due to abortion of different reproductive parts: buds, ovules, fruits or seeds.
The city's private water supplier, Prime Water, can only supply 35 million liters a day (MLD), bringing the total water deficit to 30 MLD, Apolinario noted.
The technology is considered to be one of best solutions to enhance water resources and reduce water deficit in the country, Eng Nasser Mohammed Nasser al Battashi, director general of Water Resources Assessment in MRMWR said.
Zu'bi pointed said the new water projects in the northern governorates, in particular Wadi Al Arab 2 project, which will cost $ 125 million, will provide 30 million cubic meters of water, ending the water deficit in these regions, estimated currently about 20 million cubic meters.