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shortfall

noun [C]  us   /ˈʃɔrtˌfɔl/
an amount that is less than what was expected or needed: The county had to close three of its four libraries because of a budget shortfall.
Translations of “shortfall”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不足之數, 缺口, 差額…
in Russian дефицит…
in Turkish açık, eksik, noksan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不足之数, 缺口, 差额…
in Polish luka, niedobór…
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