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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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Scores on all of the items were examined to identify areas of specific knowledge deficits. On 13 items, less than two-thirds of the respondents gave correct answers.
Knowledge deficit of home management of PICC line and administration of intravenous anti-viral medications.
Pain, potential for infection, and knowledge deficit were the nursing diagnoses most often related to the operative experience; however, anxiety, potential for injury, impaired skin integrity, and the potential for impaired skin integrity were also frequently reported.
Brian Whitaker, author and journalist, went as far as to claim in his book "What is really wrong with the Middle East" that the "knowledge deficit" goes back to the way children are taught in school and raised at home.
This starts with educating and reducing their knowledge deficit.
The second issue is that of the knowledge deficit. In the first 200 years of Islam, Muslim scholars focused more on metaphysics.
Unlike the public, however, Congress' policymaking responsibilities make its knowledge deficit harmful to the country, hindering progress on policy, leaving the nation disadvantaged in the global competition for technological supremacy, and possibly creating unanticipated consequences for citizens.
At present, there is an acute knowledge deficit of deep sea, in particular, an adequate understanding of complex deep ocean ecosystem including its biodiversity, its spatial and temporal variations, ecology, biology, physics and chemistry which needs to be improved.
Knowledge deficit among educated women suggests apparent lack of knowledge and awareness among the masses.24 Half of the respondents (54.3%) reported monthly family income of more than PKR 50,000 per month (USD 477.12).
However, the same nurses demonstrated a knowledge deficit in relation to the effectiveness of non-pharmacologic interventions and the risk of respiratory depression in children with the use of opioids (Van Hulle Vincent, 2005).
It is this continuing knowledge deficit, rather than an overbearing Chinese presence, which is preventing Africans from accessing AGOA privileges, she argues.
To combat these challenges and the knowledge deficit, Collinson encourages plan sponsors and advisers to emphasize meeting the needs of Gen Xers in specific life phases.

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