Meaning of “deficient” in the English Dictionary

"deficient" in British English

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deficientadjective

uk /dɪˈfɪʃ.ənt/ us /dɪˈfɪʃ.ənt/
deficiently
adverb uk /dɪˈfɪʃ.ənt.li/ us /dɪˈfɪʃ.ənt.li/

(Definition of “deficient” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deficient" in American English

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deficientadjective

us /dɪˈfɪʃ·ənt/

lacking or not good enough:

A diet that is deficient in protein is harmful to children.

(Definition of “deficient” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)