short ciliary nerve n.
Any of a number of branches of the ciliary ganglion, supplying the ciliary muscles, the iris, and the tunics of the eyeball.
verb (used with object), shortchanged, shortchanging. 1. to give less than the correct change to. 2. to deal with unfairly or dishonestly, especially to cheat.
[shawrt-sur-kit] /ˌʃɔrtˈsɜr kɪt/ verb (used with object) 1. Electricity. to make (an appliance, switch, etc.) inoperable by establishing a short circuit in. to carry (a current) as a short circuit. 2. to bypass, impede, hinder, or frustrate: Bad weather short-circuited my vacation plans. verb (used without object) 3. Electricity. to form a short circuit or […]
- Short code
language (SHORTCODE) A pseudocode interpreter for mathematics problems, designed by John Mauchly in 1949 to execute on Eckert and Mauchly’s BINAC and later on UNIVAC I and II. Short Code was possibly the first attempt at a high level language. [Sammet 1969, p. 129]. (1996-11-01)
- Short column
noun 1. a column whose relative dimensions ensure that when it is overloaded it fails by crushing, rather than buckling