an amount which is less than the level that was expected or needed จำนวนที่ขาดไป, ปริมาณที่ขาดไป

A shortfall in recruits through the normal conscription process prompted the move to include territorial defence participants.

Economic development in neighbouring countries, fuelled by foreign investment and rising wages, may draw their people back home, leading to a shortfall of factory workers in Thailand.

This would leave a deficit of 300 billion baht and the government would need to borrow to make up for the shortfall.

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