the quantity or extent by which something falls short; deficiency; shortage.
the act or fact of falling short.
failure to meet a goal or a requirement
the amount of such a failure; deficiency: a shortfall of £30m
- Short fibular muscle
short fibular muscle n. See short peroneal muscle.
[shawrt-fin] /ˈʃɔrtˌfɪn/ noun 1. See under corvina.
- Short flexor muscle of big toe
short flexor muscle of big toe n. A muscle with origin from the cuboid and the middle and the lateral cuneiform bones, with insertion to the base of the proximal phalanx of the big toe, with nerve supply from the medial and the lateral plantar nerves, and whose action flexes the big toe.
- Short flexor muscle of little finger
short flexor muscle of little finger n. A muscle with origin from the hamate bone, with insertion to the proximal phalanx of the little finger, with nerve supply from the ulnar nerve, and whose action flexes the proximal phalanx of the little finger.