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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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He responded: "I feel that if I'm coming short to get involved in the game, then there is nobody up front in the centre-forward position and it is important for the team to have a focal point.
While consumers have benefited from rising levels of disposable income in recent years, many are nevertheless worried that inflation and other economic challenges in the coming short term will stifle consumer spending.
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So we have agreed that within this coming short period we need to work hard and ensure that the security elements from the IO are brought in.
Filipino boxers are left practically with just two Olympic qualifying tournaments after coming short in the previous qualifier.
We expect growth to remain strong in the second half of the year, IIF said, even as economic expansion could be coming short of official projections.
Elsewhere, Riyadi's winning streak was halted at 12, after coming short against UBA 104-99 after overtime at Jbeil.
We have a firm belief in Dubai's fundamentals and see the market maturing and continuing to grow in the coming short to medium term," he added.
Nick Doyle, 22-year-old law student, was elimnated in 'MasterChef Australia' 6 after coming short in the pressure test.
Redcar's Under-13s missed out on a place in the League Cup final after a 4-3 loss to Marton Blues in a thrilling semi-fi-nal, with Jordan Woodall's hattrick just coming short.
But, he hoped to finalize this issue during the coming short period.
Technical indicators are currently stable and a new upturn is more likely to be seen in the coming short to medium term.