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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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He said the shortcoming is not due to the qualifications of the employees but rather the methods followed to implement programmes with the ministry.
Impacts of shortcomings behind the arrows are the real working hours spent on the correction of a specific shortcoming impact.
Another common shortcoming in self-evaluation has to do with how schools use data.
One can call it a failing or a shortcoming of intelligence, but then its a shortcoming of both intelligences - Pakistan and the United States.
Summary: ALGIERS- the shortcoming revision of information code should be regarded as part of the political reforms announced Friday by President of the Republic, Communication Minister Nacer Mehal said Sunday in Algiers.
The report's critical shortcoming is the almost complete lack of acceptable scientific evidence or original research supporting the policy suggestions.
Although Italy acknowledged this shortcoming in December 2007, it is clear that it has not complied with the directive to date and little suggests that the current shortcomings will be overcome soon.
Eighty-three industries are modified for this shortcoming.
The central shortcoming in the book, however, is the absence of primary research.
At the same time, a shortcoming of the book is the relative lack of attention to the biochemistry of schistosomes, which is a key foundation for understanding how the parasite ticks and identifying new targets for chemotherapy.
While these methods do provide valuable insights about an individual, they have a shortcoming.
Serial Attached SCSI overcomes this shortcoming in reliability by supporting a network of dedicated point-to-point device connections that eliminates this single point of failure.