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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shortness  \Short"ness\,  n. 
  The  quality  or  state  of  being  short;  want  of  reach  or 
  extension;  brevity;  deficiency;  as  the  shortness  of  a 
  journey;  the  shortness  of  the  days  in  winter;  the  shortness 
  of  an  essay;  the  shortness  of  the  memory;  a  shortness  of 
  provisions;  shortness  of  breath. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  shortness 
  n  1:  the  property  of  being  of  short  spatial  extent  [ant:  {longness}] 
  2:  the  property  of  being  truncated  or  short  [syn:  {truncation}] 
  3:  the  property  of  being  of  short  temporal  extent  [ant:  {longness}] 
  4:  the  property  of  being  shorter  than  average  stature  [ant:  {tallness}] 
  5:  an  abrupt  discourteous  manner  [syn:  {abruptness},  {brusqueness}, 
  {curtness},  {gruffness}] 




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