shortage

noun short·age \ ˈshȯr-tij \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of shortage

Examples of shortage in a Sentence

  1. there was a troubling shortage of supplies for the troops overseas this year

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First Known Use of shortage

1868



SHORTAGE Defined for English Language Learners

shortage

noun

Definition of shortage for English Language Learners

  • : a state in which there is not enough of something that is needed ( chiefly Brit )


SHORTAGE Defined for Kids

shortage

noun short·age \ ˈshȯr-tij \

Definition of shortage for Students

: a condition in which there is not enough of something needed : deficit
  • a water shortage


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