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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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Even the short-sightedly smart Abid Sher Ali will feel cheated if he bought at much higher price the wheat that his province farmers produce at lower cost.
We would act short-sightedly if we do not join this process of re-thinking and changes taking into account our situation and national interests.
Unfortunately, and short-sightedly, expenditure on developing new skills has already become the first victim of the recession.
By excluding legislators from participating in the creation and design of CIRM, the framers of Prop 71 were short-sightedly taunting the state's most powerful and skillful political players.
Those buildings were short-sightedly demolished in the 1980s, to be replaced by a series of light industrial tin sheds, representing the replacement of one way of life by another.
But just because they have once again painted themselves into a corner on education-related issues, that should not serve as an excuse by lawmakers to put off dealing with another thorny issue, an issue that--like education--they have so short-sightedly put off dealing with year after year.
Hockney's father, impatient with posing, bends over a book which he is short-sightedly reading.
The priest is shown reading, his attention absorbed by a small book with a dark red cover, held up a little short-sightedly. The flesh tones of the broadly modeled, massive head, the red book, and the shadowy hand are treated as isolated notes of warmth against a powerful, black-clad body--an immense solid, nearly lost against a black ground.
Perhaps it was the two-year contract the WRU miserably and rather short-sightedly signed you up on that made you appreciate the here and now, but you came in and ripped up the 'it's the performance that matters' hymn sheet.
People might short-sightedly ask whether an EU-New Zealand political partnership is particularly important given the vast difference in size of the partners.
And Britain received no support from the United States, whose policy was unequivocally (and extremely naively and short-sightedly) aimed at creating a political union in Europe--and initially wanted Britain out because it, just like de Gaulle, believed British entry would make full political union more difficult.