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short division mathematical division of one number by another, esp. by a one-digit divisor, without writing out the remainders.
shorten to make shorter. [3 definitions]
shortening fat such as butter or lard, used esp. in baking. [2 definitions]
shortfall the act or fact of falling short of a desired or expected quantity or level, or the amount by which something falls short.
short fuse (informal) a quick or explosive temper.
shorthair any of several breeds of domestic cat with short fur.
shorthand a system of writing in simple symbols or combinations of symbols representing sounds, words, or phrases, used to record dictation or speech rapidly. [3 definitions]
short-handed lacking a full crew of workers or helpers.
shorthorn one of a breed of beef or dairy cattle having short curved horns.
shortie variant of shorty.
short interest the total number of shares or units of a security, commodity, or the like, that have been sold short and have not been repurchased.
shortish somewhat short.
short-list a list of those candidates, as for an academic position, who have not been eliminated by preliminary screening. [2 definitions]
short-lived having a short life or duration.
shortly in a brief while; soon. [2 definitions]
short of lacking adequate amounts of. [2 definitions]
short order food that can be prepared and served quickly, as at a diner.
short position the position of one who still owes for a short sale of stocks, commodities, or the like. [2 definitions]
short-range extending or reaching only a short distance in time or space.
short ribs a cut of beef from the forequarter near the rib roast.
short-run lasting or enduring for only a brief time; short-term.