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Definition of Shortage


  1. Amount or extent of deficiency, as determined by some requirement or standard; as, a shortage in money accounts.

Shortage Quotations

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
Doug Larson

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
Milton Friedman

A shortage is a sign that somebody is keeping the price artificially lower than it would be if supply and demand were allowed to operate freely.
Thomas Sowell

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
Doug Larson

Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
Bill Gates
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Shortage Translations

shortage in Danish is mangel
shortage in Dutch is afwezigheid, gebrek, gemis, euvel
shortage in Italian is strettezza, difetto
shortage in Portuguese is falta
shortage in Spanish is falta, escasez
shortage in Swedish is brist
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