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Definition of "shorter" []

  • Of little length; not long (adjective)
  • Of little height; not tall (adjective)
  • Of limited duration (adjective)
  • Not meeting a requirement; deficient (adjective)
  • Lacking (in) or needful (of) (adjective)
  • Concise; succinct (adjective)
  • Lacking in the power of retentiveness (adjective)
  • Abrupt to the point of rudeness (adjective)
  • Not possessing the securities or commodities that have been sold under contract and therefore obliged to make a purchase before the delivery date (adjective)
  • Of or relating to such sales, which depend on falling prices for profit (adjective)
  • Denoting a vowel of relatively brief temporal duration (adjective)
  • Classified as short, as distinguished from other vowels. Thus in English (ɪ) in bin, though of longer duration than (iːYour browser does not support HTML5 audio.) in beat, is nevertheless regarded as a short vowel (adjective)
  • (in popular usage) denoting the qualities of the five English vowels represented orthographically in the words pat, pet, pit, pot, put, and putt (adjective)
  • 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 (adjective)
  • (of a vowel or syllable in verse that is not quantitative) not carrying emphasis or accent; unstressed (adjective)
  • (of pastry) crumbly in texture (adjective)
  • (of a drink of spirits) undiluted; neat (adjective)
  • (of betting odds) almost even (adjective)
  • Abruptly (adverb)
  • Briefly or concisely (adverb)
  • Rudely or curtly (adverb)
  • Without possessing the securities or commodities at the time of their contractual sale (adverb)
  • Anything that is short (noun)
  • A drink of spirits as opposed to a long drink such as beer (noun)
  • A short vowel or syllable (noun)
  • A short contract or sale (noun)
  • A short seller (noun)
  • A short film, usually of a factual nature (noun)
  • Comparative form of short: more short. (adjective)

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  • A short, a short seller: one who engages in short selling. (noun)

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Use "shorter" in a sentence
  • "In Jamaica my diary entries grew shorter and shorter…"
  • "You're right: I belive the word "Platform" was substituted by another editor to make the title shorter, so it would fit better in the headline bar."
  • "The greater the velocity of the particle the shorter is the wavelength."