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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required.

Usage examples (26)
  • Occasionally reform opponents will say there's no crisis now, but there was then -- but the shortfall is actually bigger now.
  • Making up for a retirement savings shortfall is much harder.
  • "The crucial shortfall is not in money or machines, but in manpower."
  • Last year, they estimated the near-term shortfall would occur in 2017. for more
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