[ US /ˈʃɔɹtˌfɔɫ/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈɔːtfɔːl/ ]
  1. the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required
    new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit
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How To Use shortfall In A Sentence

  • But wrangling over a £1m cash shortfall has delayed the plans by at least four to five months.
  • Weare clear - eyed about the challenge of mobilizing collective action, and shortfalls of our international system.
  • They said another factor contributing to the patient pile-up is a staff shortfall.
  • We were truly, truly sorry that there was the shortfall in our initial funding of the foundation.
  • So my advice is this: Keep the eight-glasses-a-day rule--not as a do-or-die goal, but simply as a tool to remind you to drink enough water to make up for any shortfall from your food.
  • To help alleviate a shortfall of 1,900 captains, the U.S. Army will promote officers earlier to the rank of captain beginning in October.
  • The catalyst was the Roman procurator's demand for 100,000 denarii from the Temple treasury, probably to make up a shortfall in revenues caused by a tax strike.
  • Programmers, the technologically innovative subclass of the creative, theoretically have it better: information technology remains a seller's market, with companies reporting an ongoing recruiting shortfall for IT new hires.
  • Thanks to funding shortfalls, the film sat in post-production for almost four years before reaching completion.
  • Millions are facing shortfalls on their endowments, an investment product sold heavily in the 1980s.
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