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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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But right now, it's as if North Korea has a licence to fire short-range missiles," Shin told AFP.
The dedicated short-range communications systems Toyota will start using, known as DSRC, send information back and forth several times a second and can alert drivers to potential collisions before they happen.
North Korea routinely tests short-range missiles and artillery systems but tends to do more launches in times of tension.
UN member states will be found in violation if they do not implement new sanctions for North Korea; DPRK responds by firing short-range projectiles
"Officers from the Central Military District' missile unit completed test launches at night from the Iskander-M short-range ballistic missile system during training in the Orenburg region," the press service said.
Along with the short-range micro aircraft, this family of UAS would include the long-range reconnaissance surveillance system and medium-range mobile system.
"North Korea fired off 30 short-range missiles between 4:00 am and 6:10 am (1900-2110 GMT Friday) this morning from its east coast into the Sea of Japan (East Sea)," said a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs.
(Reuters) - North Korea fired 10 short-range missiles into the sea off the east of the Korean peninsula on Sunday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing unidentified government officials in South Korea.
! SEOUL, Jumada I 2, 1435, Mar 3, 2014, SPA -- North Korea fired two additional suspected short-range missiles into the sea Monday amid ongoing military exercises between Seoul and Washington, which the North calls a preparation for an attack, South Korean officials said, according to AP.
NNA - North Korea fired four short-range missiles over the sea off its east coast on Thursday, a media official at South Korea's Defence Ministry said, while providing no information on the purpose of the firing, Reuters reported.
Therefore, the Observatory have set up a short-range LIDAR on the roof of the AsiaWorld-Expo during the summers over the past several years, conducting field research on the feasibility of strengthening early alerting of windshear over the north runway's eastern arrival runway (Runway 25RA).
Analysts said the fragment appears to have come from a short-range artillery rocket commonly used by Syria's army.

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