shortfall

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noun short·fall \ˈshȯrt-ˌfȯl\

Definition of shortfall

  1. :  a failure to come up to expectation or need <a budget shortfall>; also :  the amount of such failure <a $2 million shortfall>

Examples of shortfall in a sentence

  1. a shortfall in milk production

1895

First Known Use of shortfall

1895


SHORTFALL Defined for English Language Learners

shortfall

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noun short·fall \ˈshȯrt-ˌfȯl\

Definition of shortfall for English Language Learners

  • : a failure to get what is expected or needed; also : the amount of such a failure


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