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shortfall definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: 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" [syn: deficit, shortage, shortfall]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1895 a failure to come up to expectation or need <a budget shortfall>; also the amount of such failure <a $2 million shortfall>

U.S. Military Dictionary

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.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a deficit below what was expected.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(shortfalls) If there is a shortfall in something, there is less of it than you need. The government has refused to make up a 30,000 shortfall in funding. = deficit N-COUNT: usu with supp

Moby Thesaurus

absence, arrear, arrearage, arrears, beggary, decline, defalcation, default, defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, delinquency, deprivation, destitution, drought, failure, falling short, famine, imperfection, impoverishment, inadequacy, incompleteness, inferiority, insufficiency, lack, need, omission, short measure, shortage, shortcoming, slump, starvation, underage, want, wantage



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