Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples
IPA transcription: [ʃ'ɔɹtk,ʌmɪŋ]
meaning of the word
a failing or deficiency; "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"
However, the culprit was much impressed with a sense of shortcoming as to the obligations he had undertaken; so the result was as satisfactory as if the quotation had been from the right service.