Short

Short may refer to:

  • Short circuit, an accidental connection between two nodes of an electrical circuit
  • Short (finance), stock-trading position
  • Short film, a cinema format
  • Short snorter, a banknote signed by fellow travelers, common during WW-II
  • Short subject, a cinema format used almost interchangeably with short film
  • Short integer, a computer datatype
  • Short (cricket), an attribute among fielding position modifiers in cricket
  • Short Brothers, a British aerospace company
  • Short Brothers of Sunderland, former English shipbuilder
  • A short person is one of lower human height
  • A partially smoked cigarette that has been saved for later use
  • SHORT syndrome, a medical condition in which affected individuals have multiple birth defects

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Famous quotes containing the word short:

    Language was not powerful enough to describe the infant phenomenon. “I’ll tell you what, sir,” he said; “the talent of this child is not to be imagined. She must be seen, sir—seen—to be ever so faintly appreciated.”... The infant phenomenon, though of short stature, had a comparatively aged countenance, and had moreover been precisely the same age—not perhaps to the full extent of the memory of the oldest inhabitant, but certainly for five good years.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    It is while we are young that the habit of industry is formed. If not then, it never is afterwards. The fortune of our lives therefore depends on employing well the short period of our youth.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)