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A deficit is the amount by which a sum falls short of some reference amount.
In economics, a deficit is an excess of expenditures over revenue in a given time period; in more specific cases it may refer to:
- Balance of payments deficit, when the balance of payments is negative
- Government budget deficit
- Income deficit, the difference between family income and the poverty threshold
- Trade deficit, when the value of imports exceed the value of exports
Deficit may also refer to:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a developmental disorder characterized by attentional problems and hyperactivity
- Cognitive deficit, any characteristic that acts as a barrier to cognitive performance
- Defect (geometry), angular deficit
- Déficit, a 2007 Mexican film by Gael García Bernal
- Government debt, the accumulated amount of deficits; "debt" and "deficit" are sometimes confused.
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- Surplus (disambiguation)
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