Definition of Shortenings

1. Noun. (plural of shortening) ¹



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Definition of Shortenings

1. shortening [n] - See also: shortening

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shortenings

shortcrust
shortcrust pastry
shortcut
shortcut key
shortcut keys
shortcuts
shortcutting
shorted
shorten
shortenable
shortened
shortener
shorteners
shortening
shortening reaction
shortenings (current term)
shortens
shorter
shorter-lived
shorter-term
shortest
shortest-lived
shortest-term
shortfall
shortfalling
shortfallings
shortfalls
shortfin
shortfin mako
shortfins

Literary usage of Shortenings

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1. The Works of Laurence Sterne: With a Life of the Author by Laurence Sterne (1813)
"... and then that, in all its possible directions and fore- shortenings,—he would have concluded my uncle Toby had got hold of the medius terminus, ..."

2. The Life of Lorenzo De'Medici, Called the Magnificent by William Roscoe, Lorenzo de' Medici (1797)
"... or fore-shortenings, with accuracy and effect (f). The merit of having been the first to apply mathematical rules to the improvement of works of art, ..."

3. Richard to Minna Wagner: Letters to His First Wife by Richard Wagner (1909)
"Tell him really to have no scruples on this last point, as I recognise myself that shortenings must be made in that act; I had already resolved on it, ..."

4. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1838)
"Perspective alone enables us to represent fore- shortenings with accuracy, and it is requisite in delineating even the simplest positions of objects. ..."

5. Classical Quarterly by Classical Association (Great Britain) (1908)
"shortenings SPEECHES— Occurrence of break Elisions shortenings NARRATIVE— Occurrence of break Elisions SPEECHES— Occurrence of break Elisions ILIAD WITHOUT ..."

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