What does shortness mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shortnessnoun

    the property of being of short spatial extent

    "the shortness of the Channel crossing"

  2. shortnessnoun

    the condition of being short of something

    "there was no shortness of money"; "can cause shortness of breath"

  3. shortness, truncationnoun

    the property of being truncated or short

  4. shortnessnoun

    the property of being of short temporal extent

    "the shortness of air travel time"

  5. shortnessnoun

    the property of being shorter than average stature

  6. abruptness, brusqueness, curtness, gruffness, shortnessnoun

    an abrupt discourteous manner


  1. shortnessnoun

    The property of being short, of being small of stature or brief.

  2. shortnessnoun

    The result or product of being short.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shortnessnoun

    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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shortness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shortness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of shortness in a Sentence

  1. Susan Matt:

    Not all homesickness was necessarily going to kill you, but if you had a really acute case, it would qualify as nostalgia, there are lots of different sets of overlapping descriptions : a shortness of breath, palpitations of the heart, dysentery, fever, problems with the lungs. Or it was feeling an acute yearning, and then your body would start to close down.

  2. Mike Stone:

    You can scan close to the entire body, we were using lung sonography to look at patients with shortness of breath and chest pain far before Covid and we'll be using it to look at them long after Covid has hopefully been handled.

  3. Patrice Harris:

    If the symptoms don't get better or they worsen you should call your health care provider, the urgent care or the emergency department, and if the shortness of breath is severe, immediately call 911.

  4. David Garrick:

    Here lies poet Goldsmith, for shortness called Noll, Who wrote like an Angel, but talked like poor Poll

  5. Whitney Gregory:

    The fatigue, shortness of breath and headaches are too much for me to get through the day, i would never be able to keep up with the fast pace of the ER. I feel like a shell of Whitney Gregory.

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    • A. unsealed
    • B. extroversive
    • C. aculeate
    • D. ambidextrous

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