a period or schedule during which the number of working hours is reduced: The recession has put most of the manufacturing plants on short time.
- short-time, adjective
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How to use short time in a sentence
HypnoBirthing took on a life of its own, and in a very short time, it took over my life as well.Marie Mongan, champion of hypnobirthing, dies at 86 | Olesia Plokhii | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
The Facebook Oversight Board has only been operational for a short time, but the nascent project is already looking ahead.Facebook Oversight Board says other social networks ‘welcome to join’ if project succeeds | Taylor Hatmaker | February 11, 2021 | TechCrunch
Founded in 2017 by CEO Sara Spangelo and CTO Ben Longmier, Swarm has accomplished a lot in a relatively short time, culminating in its recent launch of 36 of its smalll satellites during SpaceX’s first ride-sharing rocket launch late last month.Swarm’s low-cost satellite data network is now available to commercial clients | Darrell Etherington | February 9, 2021 | TechCrunch
This process made it possible to create significantly larger data sets in a short time, but facial recognition still faced many of the same challenges as before.
Whilst he’d been in so many hearts for just a short time, he was an incredible father and grandfather, and he will stay alive in our hearts forever.Captain Tom Moore, Fundraising Hero of Britain's COVID-19 Lockdown, Dies at 100 | Billy Perrigo | February 2, 2021 | Time
Linsker initially escaped after the clash on the bridge but was arrested a short time later.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop | Jacob Siegel | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Livvix allegedly arrived in Israel a short time after he jumped bail on drug charges.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist | Creede Newton | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Police on the scene called paramedics but Garner died a short time later.After No Indictment for Eric Garner Killer, Is NYC the Next Ferguson? | Jacob Siegel | December 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For a short time there was Zima Gold, which was slightly amber and almost had bourbon like taste to it — for the manly Zima man.
Because I know this will last a short time, two or three years, and then to the house of the Father.
The Alcalde remained kneeling for a short time by the side of the corpse, his lips moving in prayer.
Chemotaxis alone will not explain the continuance of leukocytosis for more than a short time.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
The Russian general Bauer made her his mistress, after which she lived a short time with prince Mentschicoff.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
In a short time you will be able, in the language of Dr. Johnson, “to tear out the heart of any book.”Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
I also found the camp and the country round about burning, the said Ygolotes having set it afire only a short time before.
British Dictionary definitions for short time
a system of working, usually for a temporary period, when employees are required to work and be paid for fewer than their normal hours per week due to a shortage of work
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