Shortage definition

shôrtĭj
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A deficiency in amount; an insufficiency.
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A deficiency in the quantity or amount needed or expected, or the extent of this; deficit.
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The definition of a shortage is a situation where there is an insufficient amount of something.

When there is not enough food for everyone, this is an example of a situation where there is a shortage of food.

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Not enough, not sufficient.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
shortage
Plural:
shortages

Origin of shortage

  • short +"Ž -age

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