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deficit

noun [C] uk   /ˈdef.ɪ.sɪt/ us  
C1 the total amount by which money spent is more than money received: The country is running a balance-of-payments/budget/trade deficit of $250 million. The UK's deficit in manufactured goods fell slightly in the last three months.
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in Spanish déficit…
in French déficit…
in German das Defizit…
in Chinese (Traditional) 赤字, 逆差, 虧損…
in Russian дефицит…
in Turkish bütçe açığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 赤字, 逆差, 亏损…
in Polish deficyt…
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