from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A deficiency in amount; an insufficiency.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A deficit; deficiency; the amount by which anything is short.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Amount or extent of deficiency, as determined by some requirement or standard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a lack or deficiency
  • noun not enough, not sufficient

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required
  • noun an acute insufficiency


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

short +‎ -age


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