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Definition of shortcoming noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    shortcoming

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈʃɔrtˌkʌmɪŋ//
     
    [usually plural]
     
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  1. 1a fault in someone's character, a plan, a system, etc. synonym defect
  2. 2 She made me aware of my own shortcomings. Despite a number of shortcomings, the project will still go ahead.
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