shortfall Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "shortfall" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

shortfall

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈʃɔːtfɔːl/
the difference between the amount of something, especially money, that you have and the amount that you need: a shortfall of sth The state is facing a budget shortfall of $1.75 billion for the fiscal year.a shortfall in sth The organization is grappling with a major shortfall in its final salary pension scheme. a shortfall on sth I recently received notification of a potential shortfall on my low-cost endowment. make up/cover/meet a shortfall a pension/funding/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…
(Definition of shortfall from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of shortfall?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “shortfall”

Definitions of “shortfall” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
lap

to go past someone in a race who has been round the track one less time than you

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More