deficient

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From Latin deficiens, present participle of deficere(to lack, fail, be wanting); see defect.

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deficient (comparative more deficient, superlative most deficient)

  1. Lacking something essential; often construed with in.
  2. Insufficient or inadequate in amount.
  3. (mathematics) Of a number n, Having the sum of divisors σ(n)<2n, or, equivalently, the sum of proper divisors (or aliquot sum) s(n)<n.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin dēficiēns.

Adjective[edit]

deficient m, f (masculine and feminine plural deficients)

  1. deficient

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dēficient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of dēficiō