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shortening

noun

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shortening

verb
present participle of shorten

Synonyms & Antonyms of shortening (Entry 2 of 2)

to make less in extent or duration
  • we decided to shorten the distance we had to walk home by cutting across the neighbor's lawn
  • if Grandma has to go shopping today, you'll need to shorten your visit

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The first known use of shortening was in 1538

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shortenings

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“Shortening.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shortening. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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