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shorter

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  • Shorter has several meanings:
  • as a place name
  • Shorter, Alabama, a town located in Macon County, Alabama, United States
  • as a personal name
  • Alan Shorter, Jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player
  • Dora Sigerson Shorter (1866–1918), Irish poet
  • Eli Sims Shorter (1823-1879), US Democrat
  • Frank Shorter (born 1947), American athlete
  • Jim Shorter, American football player
  • John Gill Shorter (1818–1872), American politician
  • Stuart Shorter, disabled homeless man from Cambridge, England, about whom the biography "Stuart: A Life Backwards" was written

    Definition of shorter in English Dictionary

  • NounPLshortersSUF-ter
    1. COL A short, a short seller: one who engages in short selling.
    2. Adjective
      1. comparative form of short: more short.
        1. There are two routes to get there. We're in a rush so we'll take the shorter one.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • A shorter unarmed rostrum along with reduced spines reduces impact of strong turbulent water fluxes, which are common in the microbiotopes where the shrimps thrive [51 ].
        • He was a few inches shorter than Alex was and he had the punk rock style written all over him with that leather vest he was wearing and black drop crotch pants he had on.
        • We currently prefer to position this cutting guide freehandedly, without any supports, which means shorter cutaneous incisions can be made.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Adjective forms
          • Adjective comparative forms
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
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        1. en shorters
        2. en shorteralls
        3. en shorter-term
        4. en shorter-lived
        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of shorter for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "shorter" is an adjective, more specifically, an adjective form. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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