- the act or process of dropping one or more syllables from a word or phrase to form a shorter word with the same meaning, as in forming piano from pianoforte or phone from telephone.
- clipped form.
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The shortening ensures that the centers of the cookies remain soft.Caramelized banana chocolate chunk cookies are the new best use for the rest of that bunch|Jesse Szewczyk|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
It’s been the general consensus that cooler temperatures and shortening day lengths are the main signals that trees use to decide when to drop their leaves.Climate change is affecting fall foliage, but not in the way you think|Ula Chrobak|November 30, 2020|Popular Science
According to historian François Hartog, the author of Regimes of Historicity, we are in the midst of another shortening right now.Humanity is stuck in short-term thinking. Here’s how we escape.|Katie McLean|October 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Remove the butter and shortening from the freezer, and toss them with the dry ingredients, coating them well.
The RNC report recommends cutting the number of debates in half and shortening the debating season.
And in the world of quantitative investing, even unpublished strategies have ever-shortening shelf-lives.
From freeing prisoners to shortening school weeks, Benjamin Sarlin presents 10 of the toughest cuts.
A law is being considered that would allow the shortening of the 30-day notice period required to get married.
It is true that up to a certain point shortening the hours of labor actually increases the total product.
We ought to attempt such a shortening as will strain the machine to a breaking point, but never break it.
The shortening of the general hours of work, then, should be among the primary aims of social reform.
In the leaping kangaroo and jerboa a shortening of the arms and lengthening of the legs appear.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
Let us, therefore, by calling on Mary for help, do our part toward shortening the days of visitation and trial.Mary, Help of Christians|Various