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Definition of "shortness" [short•ness]

  • The property of being short, of being small of stature or brief. (noun)
  • The result or product of being short. (noun)

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Use "shortness" in a sentence
  • "During his 2007 presidential campaign, he left the country two weeks before the vote to receive medical care in Germany after experiencing what he described as a shortness of breath."
  • "During Yar'Adua's 2007 presidential campaign, he left the country two weeks before the vote to receive medical care in Germany after experiencing what he described as a shortness of breath."
  • "Some patients have long-term shortness of breath with episodes of increased shortness of breath."