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short·fall

 (shôrt′fôl′)
n.
1. A failure to attain a specified amount or level; a shortage.
2. The amount by which a supply falls short of expectation, need, or demand.

shortfall

(ˈʃɔːtˌfɔːl)
n
1. failure to meet a goal or a requirement
2. the amount of such a failure; deficiency: a shortfall of £30m.

short•fall

(ˈʃɔrtˌfɔl)

n.
1. the quantity or extent by which something falls short; deficiency; shortage.
2. the act of falling short.
[1890–95]

shortfall

The lack of forces, equipment, personnel, materiel, or capability, reflected as the difference between the resources identified as a plan requirement and those apportioned to a combatant commander for planning, that would adversely affect the command's ability to accomplish its mission.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shortfall - the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required; "new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit"
inadequacy, deficiency, insufficiency - lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
oxygen deficit - temporary oxygen shortage in cells resulting from strenuous exercise

shortfall

noun deficit, shortage, deficiency, loss, default, arrears The government has refused to make up a shortfall in funding.

shortfall

noun
Translations
manko
underskud
vaje
manjak
不足すること
부족
underskott
จำนวนที่ขาดไป
lượng thiếu

shortfall

[ˈʃɔːtfɔːl] N (in profits) → déficit m (in en) (in payments, savings) → disminución f (in de) (in numbers) → insuficiencia f (in de) shortfall in earningsingresos mpl insuficientes
there is a shortfall of £5,000faltan 5.000 libras
the shortfall of £5,000las 5.000 libras que faltan
there is a shortfall of 200 in the registrations for this coursehay 200 matriculaciones menos para este curso

shortfall

[ˈʃɔːrtfɔːl] n (in supplies)insuffisance f
a shortfall in earnings → une manque à gagnershort-haired [ˌʃɔːrtˈhɛərd] adj [person] → aux cheveux courts; [animal] → à poil ras

shortfall

[ˈʃɔːtˌfɔːl] n (Fin) → deficit sm inv
there is a shortfall of £20,000 → mancano 20.000 sterline

shortfall

قِلَّة manko underskud Defizit έλλειμμα deficiencia vaje manque à gagner manjak deficit 不足すること 부족 tekort svikt niedobór falta недостаток underskott จำนวนที่ขาดไป açık lượng thiếu 短缺
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