Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of depriving; loss.
  • noun The condition of being deprived; privation.
  • noun A removal of rank or office.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of depriving; a taking away.
  • noun The state of being deprived; loss; want; bereavement.
  • noun Degradation from office, rank, or position; deposition: now used chiefly of the deposition of a bishop or other clergyman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity.
  • noun The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
  • noun (Eccl. Law) the taking away from a clergyman his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity.
  • noun uncountable The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
  • noun countable The taking away from a clergyman his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.
  • noun followed by “of” lack

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

  • noun act of depriving someone of food or money or rights
  • noun a state of extreme poverty
  • noun the disadvantage that results from losing something

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Examples

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  • Lief and Zarin-Ackerman 1980 noted synonyms for the term deprivation: “disadvantaged, high risk, culturally poor, disorganized and crisis oriented.”

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  • For the woman denied access, the deprivation is absolute: Either a woman can get a safe and legal abortion, or she cannot.

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  • Gross overconsumption of material benefits by foreign interlopers in a community suffering deprivation is an exquisitely perfect sin and the subject of much ironic humor.

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  • Sure, the idea of curing sleep deprivation is all right, but what happens if the user has claustrophobia?

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  • Sleep deprivation is torture – I knew those all nighters at the law firm were human rights abuses!!!

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  • Sleep deprivation is torture – I knew those all nighters at the law firm were human rights abuses!!!

    Matthew Yglesias » Sleep Deprivation

  • Gross overconsumption of material benefits by foreign interlopers in a community suffering deprivation is an exquisitely perfect sin and the subject of much ironic humor.

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  • Sleep deprivation is torture – I knew those all nighters at the law firm were human rights abuses!!!

    Matthew Yglesias » Sleep Deprivation

  • These numbers are likely to change somewhat as Census refines its measure, but they need to change quite a bit to be consistent with what most data tells us about geographic differences in deprivation, and what state-level social and economic policies work best in reducing poverty.

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