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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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The discretionary investment manager may make a net short position disclosure on behalf of its client.
GATA urges NovaGold shareholders not to tender their shares to Barrick before Barrick closes its short position in gold.
There were 24 ECM securities with a short position in June and 7 ECM issues with a short position of 5,000 shares or more.
For example, in July of 2006, NASD reports Wataire Industries having a total short position of 4,010 shares as of July 14, 2006 , a figure much lower than many undocumented speculations the Company has encountered.
Until the Fed`s moves take hold, Martin and Ragas' short positions are going to continue lacking a near-term negative earnings catalyst.
For the past two weeks market makers who appear to be most exposed by the short positions in Triangle stock have extended their illegal activities to selectively excluding the processing of large purchase orders for our stock.
Jim Holmes, Lifeline's CEO, explained, "Naked Short Selling is typically when a wholesale market maker sells shares in the public marketplace that are not held in their inventory, nor are the shares even borrowed from another market maker -- and with no intention to obtain the shares or ever cover the short position.
Naked Short Sellers are sellers of short positions with no intention of covering that short position.
Full name of person(s) holding the MEDITOR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LIMITED disclosable short position (3):
Historical Charts of Speculative Forex Trading Positioning EURUSD - The ratio of long to short positions in the EURUSD stands at -1.
Now that the pair has pulled back, the ratio of long to short positions in the EURUSD stands at -1.