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abbreviate to represent in writing by using a shorter form or a few letters. [1/2 definitions]
Basic English a copyrighted, simplified version of the English language, limited to 850 necessary words and a few grammatical rules, and used esp. as an international communication aid.
betatron in physics, an electron accelerator in which the speed of the electrons is increased to high energies, from a few million to a few hundred million electron volts, by the action of a rapidly changing magnetic field.
concise short and to the point; saying much in a few words.
corollary in mathematics, a proposition whose proof directly follows in one or a few steps from the proof of another proposition. [1/4 definitions]
esoteric understood or known only by a few persons who have special training, access, or interests. [1/2 definitions]
get-together a gathering of a few people for social purposes.
Gordon Hirabayashi an American of Japanese descent who, during World War II, was one of only a few Japanese-Americans to openly defy the relocation orders of the U.S. Government. He challenged the constitutionality of the application of curfews for minority groups, and his case eventually went to the Supreme Court, where he was unanimously ruled against in Hirabayashi v. United States in 1943 (b.1918--2012).
in a nutshell in a few words; briefly.
low-rise of a building, having only a few stories. (Cf. high-rise.) [1/2 definitions]
mayfly any of various fragile, winged insects that have a long aquatic larval stage, but that live in the adult stage for only a few hours. [1/2 definitions]
melody a short musical composition containing one or a few musical ideas; song or tune. [1/3 definitions]
mention to say or to bring up the subject of (something), usually in just a few words or in passing. [1/3 definitions]
oligarchy a government or state in which a few people or a family rule. [1/2 definitions]
scuffle to take part in a brief, confused fight among a few people. [2/3 definitions]
secret something known only to a few people. [1/8 definitions]
slip stitch a loose, continuous stitch, as on a facing or hem, in which the needle takes up only a few threads of the fabric so that it will be invisible on the outside.
step to move by taking one or a few steps. [1/12 definitions]