Definition of shortfall in English:


Syllabification: short·fall
Pronunciation: /ˈSHôrtˌfôl


  • A deficit of something required or expected: they are facing an expected $10 billion shortfall in revenue
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    • We have now been told by our insurer that a shortfall is likely and we were not warned at the outset.
    • If your investment performs badly you could face a shortfall at the end of the mortgage term.
    • The group may be forced to bridge the shortfall by selling some of its assets or securing more debt.

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a small amount; a little