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American English: /ˈʃɔrtˌfɔl/
British English: /ˈʃɔːtfɔːl/


  • shortfall (in something)a shortfall of 7% in revenues
    un déficit de 7% en los ingresos
    this year there's been a shortfall in science graduates
    este año el número de licenciados en ciencias ha estado por debajo de lo esperado
    this led to a shortfall in production
    esto hizo que no se alcanzaran las metas de producción
    Example sentences
    • 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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