Deficiency and Surplus


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Deficiency noun – A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Usage example: there is a deficiency of fresh food in the diet of many of the working poor

Surplus is an antonym for deficiency in topics: excess, imperfection.
Nearby Words: deficient, deficit, deficiently
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Surplus noun – The state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed.
Usage example: we have a surplus of plastic knives, but we're short on forks and spoons for the picnic

Deficiency is an antonym for surplus in deficit topic.
Nearby Word: surplusage
Antonyms for Surplus
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relative relative deficiency relative surplus
massive massive deficiency massive surplus
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Surplus and Deficiency. (2016). Retrieved 2021, February 28, from
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Surplus or Deficiency. 2016. Accessed February 28, 2021.

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