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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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<p>The stocks concerned were not shorted more frequently than were those of a control group of firms.
The rebate is the share of the money earned by the managers on the proceeds from the sale of the stock that's been shorted. It works like this: The short-seller identifies the stock that's overpriced relative to its value and borrows the stock from a broker.
Heavily shorted stocks with sound fundamentals may represent exceptional opportunities, either for individual investors or executives who are actively seeking to enhance the return on their corporation's business, pension plan, or profit-sharing portfolios.