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Noun
A lack or shortage
“Boron deficiency is the most widespread of all the micronutrient deficiencies in many crop regions from tropical to temperate zones.”
Noun
A failing or shortcoming
“An important deficiency of the act, however, was its failure to implement a standardised, routine data set for monitoring care plans.”
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