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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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Hedge fund managers seem to have reacted to the prospect of a short-covering rally after short positions reached exceptionally high levels.
The short position is when financial institutions bet on falling U.
The rule is satisfied because (1) the short position was closed within 30 days after the end of 1998; and (2) the 60-day requirement was not violated, because the long position remained open for 60 days after Jan.
Prior to November 1, 2006, the Fund did not take short positions as part of its principal investment strategy and, therefore, its prior performance may not be indicative of how it will perform using short selling as a principal investment strategy.
The average short position of those hedge funds has more than doubled from 1.
ValuJet's shares also are receiving shaky support from investors who are covering short positions.
The company will publish a more specific statement regarding the short position early next week along with the company's intentions to combat the short position.
Pawson further commented that any discrepancy revealing a short position in the company's stock will result in a mandatory cert exchange program to force the short position holders to cover the negative balance.
A pair trade takes a long position in a somewhat undervalued security and a short position in a somewhat overvalued security that are correlated.
Barrick's short position of about 12 million ounces of gold, believed to have been borrowed from central banks, long has been a major suppressing force against the gold price and against the price of gold mining shares, GATA says.
However, investors should be aware that any single day's short position should not reflect the historical pattern of shorts in the company especially when NASD did not provide over-the-counter short interest reports.