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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shortage  \Short"age\,  n. 
  Amount  or  extent  of  deficiency,  as  determined  by  some 
  requirement  or  standard;  as  a  shortage  in  money  accounts. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  property  of  being  an  amount  by  which  something  is  less 
  than  expected  or  required  [syn:  {deficit},  {shortfall}] 
  2:  a  severe  shortage  (especially  a  shortage  of  food)  [syn:  {dearth}, 

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