in sufficiency

insufficiency

[in-suh-fish-uhn-see]
noun, plural insufficiencies for 2.
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.
Also, insufficience.


Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin insufficientia. See insufficient, -ency

self-insufficiency, noun, plural self-insufficiencies.
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insufficiency (ˌɪnsəˈfɪʃənsɪ)
 
n
1.  Also called: insufficience the state of being insufficient
2.  pathol failure in the functioning of an organ, tissue, etc: cardiac insufficiency

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insufficiency in·suf·fi·cien·cy (ĭn'sə-fĭsh'ən-sē)
n.

  1. An inability of a bodily part or an organ to function normally.

  2. A moral or mental incompetence.

  3. An inadequate supply.

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