shortfalls

shortfall

[shawrt-fawl]
noun
1.
the quantity or extent by which something falls short; deficiency; shortage.
2.
the act or fact of falling short.

Origin:
1890–95; short + fall; from verb phrase fall short

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To shortfalls
Collins
World English Dictionary
shortfall (ˈʃɔːtˌfɔːl)
 
n
1.  failure to meet a goal or a requirement
2.  the amount of such a failure; deficiency: a shortfall of £30m

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature