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an abridged listing in a catalog or bibliography, giving only such essential information as the author’s name and the book’s title, publisher, and date and place of publication.


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    noun 1. See under ton1 (def 1). noun 1. a unit of weight, equivalent to 2000 pounds (0.907 metric ton) avoirdupois (short ton) in the U.S. and 2240 pounds (1.016 metric tons) avoirdupois (long ton) in Great Britain. 2. Also called freight ton. a unit of volume for freight that weighs one ton, varying with […]

  • Short-waisted

    [shawrt-wey-stid] /ˈʃɔrtˈweɪ stɪd/ adjective 1. of less than average length between the shoulders and waistline; having a high waistline. short-waisted adjective 1. unusually short from the shoulders to the waist

  • Shortwall

    adjective, Mining. 1. pertaining to a means of extracting coal when the working face is about a third the length of the longwall system and mining is done by a continuous cutter rather than by longwall machinery.

  • Short-wave

    noun 1. Electricity. a radio wave, shorter than that used in AM broadcasting, corresponding to frequencies of over 1600 kilohertz: used for long-distance reception or transmission. 2. shortwave radio. 3. Physics. a wave of electromagnetic radiation equal in length to, or shorter than, the wavelength of visible light. adjective 4. of, relating to, or using […]

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