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Meaning of insufficiency

in•suf•fi•cien•cy

Pronunciation: (in"su-fish'un-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies
  1. deficiency in amount, force, power, competence, or fitness; inadequacy: insufficiency of supplies.
  2. an instance of this.
  3. inability of an organ or other part of the body to function normally: cardiac insufficiency.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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