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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A deficiency; a flaw.

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  • n. deficiency

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The failure of a crop, or the like.
  • n. Neglect of, or failure in, performance of duty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A falling-off of the usual produce, quantity, or amount, as of a crop.
  • n. A failure of performance, as of duty; a coming short; a delinquency.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a failing or deficiency

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