Definition of shortfall
: 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
a shortfall in milk production
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Russia’s most powerful oil boss said output curbs by OPEC and its partners probably won’t succeed over the long term as U.S. shale fills the supply shortfall.
Germany's environment minister, Barbara Hendricks, told reporters in Berlin that other countries will fill the leadership vacuum but none will be expected to make up the shortfall in emissions reductions caused by Washington's exit.
A new tourist tax collection agreement between Broward and Airbnb, the alternative accommodations bookings website, could help offset some of the bed tax revenue shortfall during the rest of the year.
The committee also decided to spend $206 million the House had intended to set aside to deal with midyear budget shortfalls -- which could set off a political battle between the two chambers in the Legislature.
After Santelises announced in December that the district faced a $130 million budget shortfall, teachers, parents and students held rallies outside City Hall in Baltimore and the State House in Annapolis to get more money.
Sheldon's departure is clouded by an ongoing ethics probe into contracts that benefited some of his Florida associates, as well as several high-profile child fatalities that highlighted investigative shortfalls at the troubled agency.
Digital ad growth has not been enough to make up the shortfall.
Lawmakers are facing budget shortfalls and are working to increase spending for schools in an effort to please the Kansas Supreme Court.
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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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