Shortfall meaning

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The definition of a shortfall is a shortage or an insufficient amount of something.

If you need 100 barrels of grain and you produce only 40, this is an example of a shortfall.

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A failure to attain a specified amount or level; a shortage.
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The amount by which a supply falls short of expectation, need, or demand.
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The act or an instance of falling short, or the amount of the shortage.
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An instance of not meeting a quota or of having an insufficient amount.

Due to a shortfall in revenue we will have to make some cuts.

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The amount by which a quota is missed; the amount missing.
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Origin of shortfall

  • From to fall short

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