The amount by which a resource falls short of a mark, most often used to describe a difference between cash inflows and outflows.
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a. Inadequacy or insufficiency: a
an amount (such as an amount of money) that is less than the amount that is needed. : the amount by which a person or team is behind in a game or contest.
A status of financial health in which expenditures exceed revenue. The term "