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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Deficient \De*fi"cient\, a. [L. deficiens, -entis, p. pr. of deficere to be wanting. See Defect.] Wanting, to make up completeness; wanting, as regards a requirement; not sufficient; inadequate; defective; imperfect; incomplete; lacking; as, deficient parts; deficient estate; deficient strength; deficient in judgment. [1913 Webster] The style was indeed deficient in ease and variety. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Deficient number. (Arith.) See under Abundant. -- De*fi"cient-ly, adv. [1913 Webster]