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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An acute insufficiency. Or, a situation in which there is not enough of something that people need.

Usage examples (35)
  • Part of the problem today is that we have a surplus of simple answers and a shortage of simple problems.
  • I think the "shortage" is actually more of just a price increase.
  • To suggest that there will be a shortage is a self fulfilling prophesy, if others believe you.
  • Regents said they had no choice but to approve the increase, given what they called a shortage of resources to pay for higher education. for more
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