AskDefine | Define shortfall

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shortfall n : the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required [syn: deficit, shortage]

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Etymology

From to fall short

Noun

  1. An instance of not meeting a quota or of having an insufficient amount.
    Due to a shortfall in revenue we will have to make some cuts.
  2. The amount by which a quota is missed; the amount missing.

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