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- 1. lack, deficiency, want, need, demand
- usage: the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"
- 2. insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiency, amount
- usage: lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
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See also: deficiency (Dictionary)