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Meaning of “shortfall” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of shortfall from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shortfall" in American English

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shortfallnoun [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.
(Definition of shortfall from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shortfall" in Business English

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shortfallnoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​fiscalyear.a shortfall in sth The ​organization is grappling with a ​major shortfall in its ​finalsalarypensionscheme. a shortfall on sth I recently received ​notification of a ​potential shortfall on my ​low-costendowment. make up/​cover/​meet a shortfall a pension/​funding/​budget shortfall
(Definition of shortfall from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shortfall”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不足之数, 缺口, 差额…
in Turkish açık, eksik, noksan…
in Russian дефицит…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不足之數, 缺口, 差額…
in Polish luka, niedobór…
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