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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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