(n.) = disadvantage ; drawback ; flaw ; limitation ; weakness ; minus [minuses, pl.] ; downside ; weak point. Ex: Item record indexes, whatever their physical format, share certain advantages and disadvantages. Ex: The drawbacks of this form are its limited flexibility, and the time taken in maintenance. Ex: The author lists 10 advantages of procuring the journals through STC, but counterbalances these by listing 14 flaws in the corporation's organisation. Ex: In general then, the analytical approach is to be preferred, but it does have two limitations. Ex: The strengths and weaknesses of natural language indexing derive from this basic characteristic. Ex: Whether these differences are pluses or minuses depends very much on a library's needs and expectations. Ex: The article 'The upside and downside of information highway capitology' compares the writings of optimistic futurists and pessimistic visionaries on the subject of the information superhighway. Ex: Both earch engines has their own strong and weak points. ---- * adolecer de una desventaja = suffer from + a limitation. * desventaja del primero en tomar la iniciativa = first-mover disadvantage. * desventaja del primero que hace Algo = first-mover disadvantage ; first-mover advantage. * encontrarse en desventaja = find + Reflexivo + at a disadvantage. * estar en desventaja = be disadvantaged ; be at a disadvantage. * la desventaja es que = on the downside ; on the minus side. * personas en situación de desventaja = disadvantaged, the. * ventajas y desventajas = trade-off [tradeoff/trade off] ; pros and cons ; benefits and pitfalls. * ventajas (y/o) desventajas = merits (and/or) demerits ; advantages (and/or) disadvantages ; strengths (and/or) weaknesses ; pluses (and/or) minuses. * ver desventajas = see + drawbacks.