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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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Understanding skill shortage among Management Graduates is the focus of the study.
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That is probably where the answer to our skills shortage lies.
As soon as we think we might have a shortage, we give physicians the heads-up, so they can be proactive and think about how they use the medicine we have left.
Even markets in the Dhofar Governorate have been seeing a shortage of sugar.
In February of this year the labor shortage rate fell below 2% while the unemployment rate rose to nearly 6%.
finds the shortage a bit of good news, as recyclers are moving away from pneumatic tires to solid ones.
Even more alarming is the finding that only 27 percent and 32 percent of the expected demand for audit and tax positions, respectively, will be met, making the shortage for these specialty areas of accounting particularly critical.
The solution to the so-called shortage of qualified teachers may well lie with more commonsensical solutions.
After a 10-year absence, UCLA'S undergraduate nursing program is being revived, but health care experts say it will do little to alleviate the critical statewide shortage of registered nurses.
If we don't want to watch the population of Northern Ontario continue its sad decline, if we don't want to watch young people leaving and towns shutting down, we have to create a surplus where we now have a shortage.