• (RP) enPR: dĭfĭʹshənsĭ, IPA: /dɪˈfɪʃənsi/


  1. (uncountable) Inadequacy or incompleteness.
  2. (countable) An insufficiency, especially of something essential to health.
  3. (geometry) The amount by which the number of double points on a curve is short of the maximum for curves of the same degree.
  4. (geometry) The codimension of a linear system in the corresponding complete linear system.
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