verb (used with object), shortchanged, shortchanging.
to give less than the correct change to.
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
noun 1. a failure, defect, or deficiency in conduct, condition, thought, ability, etc.: a social shortcoming; a shortcoming of his philosophy. noun 1. a failing, defect, or deficiency