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short

1. Prosody
a. denoting a vowel that is phonetically short or a syllable containing such a vowel. In classical verse short vowels are followed by one consonant only or sometimes one consonant plus a following l or r
b. (of a vowel or syllable in verse that is not quantitative) not carrying emphasis or accent; unstressed
2. (of a drink of spirits) undiluted; neat
3. a drink of spirits as opposed to a long drink such as beer
4. Phonetics Prosody a short vowel or syllable
5. a short film, usually of a factual nature

short

[shȯrt]
(electricity)
(engineering)
In plastics injection molding, the failure to fill the mold completely. Also known as short shot.
(ordnance)
A bomb or projectile hit short of the target.

short

1. Said of a piece of building material not up to specified length.

short

In programming, an integer variable. In C, a short is two bytes and can be signed (-32K to +32K) or unsigned (64K). Contrast with long.
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While many investors and traders alike are only used to trading by going long (buying first and then selling), it may be worthwhile investigating and learning more about going short (selling first and then buying) when the signs are pointing to a downward market.
We don't want him to feel he's going short of our love when a new baby comes along.
Because spread betting allows you to profit in a falling market by going short and selling, it has proven to be incredibly popular for trading in a bear market, such as this.
Punters have been trying to side with favourites ahead of the toss in the tournament, but if the Proteas do bat first, the supremacy line may inflate high enough for sellers to consider going short.
City sources say he started going short on Dialog shares in the autumn.
How this works is that the investor is taking a position on the first currency in the pair; therefore when going short on the EUR/USD, he expects that the Euro will fall.
Fight minutes can be sold at the midway point of the fourth round, and with a maximum make-up of 18 if Khan is taken the distance for the second successive fight, the risk of going short looks well worth taking.