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shortcoming

[′shȯrt‚kəm·iŋ]
(design engineering)
An imperfection or malfunction occurring during the life cycle of equipment, which should be reported and which must be corrected to increase efficiency and to render the equipment completely serviceable.
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Another shortcoming is that Davis offers no solutions at the end.
Though traditional intelligence tests are powerfully predictive, these instruments have too many shortcomings to be used with a modern, managerial population.
Developers have had to juggle multiple design considerations to circumvent shortcomings inherent to parallel technology.
The more troubling shortcoming of the book is the fact that, despite its acknowledgment of the social and historical circumstances that inform the parallels it explores, Up from Bondage shows a tin ear for real politics throughout.
Its principal shortcoming is that only 12 hours of credit are available each year.
To help employees counter this shortcoming, departments need to ensure that supervisors receive training in communication skills, human relations, and even public speaking.
Another shortcoming is that McKenzie doesn't see the forest for the trees.
One can call it a failing or a shortcoming of intelligence, but then its a shortcoming of both intelligences - Pakistan and the United States.
How do we tend to compensate for this shortcoming? By asking for second and third opinions from objective individuals On listening carefully to those opinions, we can overcome our subjectivity.
The follow-up to McWhorter's Losing the Race--as opposed to his pop-linguistics book, The Power of Babel--Authentically Black suffers from the same shortcoming as Losing the Race, which is to say, Mcwhorter's almost radical inability to meaningfully apply any concepts gleaned from his day-job as a linguist to his sideline as a neo-conservative talking head.