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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 another study, the indicators of fluid volume deficit were validated (Gershan et al.
When the last known stable weight is unable to be determined, the fluid volume deficit can be calculated using the formula shown in Figure 2 (Metheny, 1992):
More nursing diagnoses were listed for surgical procedures during the intra-operative period; however, there were five nursing diagnoses that were common to both (impaired gas exchange, fluid volume deficit, impaired tissue integrity, risk for injury, decreased cardiac output).