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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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We do not want a short-lived agreement for a transitory period, but we want a deep settlement that cements Lebanese principles again," he said during a ceremony to commemorate the 93rd anniversary of late Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Kamal Jumblatt in the village of Mazraat al-Chouf in Chouf.
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He parlayed his skills as a journalist, muckraker, and gadfly into a job as editor of Mother Jones, where his managerial and personal shortcomings were quickly exposed in an unusually short-lived tenure.
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Intricately detailing the lives of the two high-school drop-outs and the short-lived friendship between the two, Malcolm And Jack opens readers to the reality of the post-war fifties and the pretensions mentality of American's the era neared revolution.
The careers of Rennie Harris and Roko Kawai have diverged in interesting ways since they helped found Philadelphia's short-lived world dance and music ensemble, Splinter Group, in the early 1990s.