shorten

  • 1 Shorten — (SHN) ist ein digitales Verfahren zur verlustfreien Audiodatenkompression. Shorten ist ein Format zur platzsparenden Archivierung von PCM Wave Dateien mit 44,1 kHz 16 Bit Stereo mit niederer Komplexität und ist daher schnell und braucht… …

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  • 2 Shorten — Short en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shortened ?}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shortening}.] [See {Short}, a.] 1. To make short or shorter in measure, extent, or time; as, to shorten distance; to shorten a road; to shorten days of calamity. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Shorten — (SHN) es un formato de archivo usado para comprensión sin pérdidas para archivos de audio calidad CD (44.1 kHz 16 bit estéreo PCM. Es un formato de archivos de datos comprimido similar al ZIP, RAR, y Stufflt; pero está optimizado para compresión… …

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  • 4 shorten — shorten, curtail, abbreviate, abridge, retrench can all mean to reduce in extent, especially by cutting. Shorten commonly implies reduction in length or duration {shorten a road by eliminating curves} {to shorten a visit} It is also often used of …

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  • 5 shorten — [shôrt′ n] vt. 1. to make short or shorter; reduce in length, amount, or extent 2. to furl or reef (a sail) so that less canvas is exposed to the breeze 3. to add shortening in making (pastry, etc.) for crispness or flakiness vi. to become short… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Shorten — Short en, v. i. To become short or shorter; as, the day shortens in northern latitudes from June to December; a metallic rod shortens by cold. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 shorten — index abstract (summarize), commute, condense, constrict (compress), curtail, decrease, digest ( …

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  • 8 shorten — (v.) 1510s, from SHORT (Cf. short) (adj.); the earlier form of the verb was simply short, from O.E. sceortian to grow short, gescyrtan to make short …

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  • 9 shorten — [v] diminish, decrease abbreviate, abridge, blue pencil*, bob, boil down*, chop, clip, compress, condense, contract, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut to the bone*, dock, edit, elide, excerpt, lessen, lop, make a long story short*, minimize,… …

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  • 10 shorten — ► VERB 1) make or become shorter. 2) Sailing reduce the amount of (sail spread) …

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  • 11 Shorten — Infobox Software name = Shorten caption = developer = Tony Robinson latest release version = latest release date = latest preview version = latest preview date = operating system = Cross platform genre = Audio codec Encoder license = website =… …

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  • 12 shorten — v. 1) (D; tr.) to shorten by (to shorten trousers by two inches) 2) (D; tr.) to shorten to (to shorten a manuscript to acceptable length) * * * [ ʃɔːtn] (D; tr.) to shorten to (to shorten a manuscript o acceptable length) (D;tr.) to shorten by… …

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  • 13 shorten — [[t]ʃɔ͟ː(r)t(ə)n[/t]] shortens, shortening, shortened 1) V ERG If you shorten an event or the length of time that something lasts, or if it shortens, it does not last as long as it would otherwise do or as it used to do. [V n] Smoking can shorten …

    English dictionary

  • 14 shorten — short•en [[t]ˈʃɔr tn[/t]] v. t. 1) to make short or shorter 2) to reduce, decrease, take in, etc.: to shorten sail[/ex] 3) coo to make (pastry, bread, etc.) short, as with butter or other fat 4) to become short or shorter 5) (of odds) to decrease …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 shorten — shortener, n. /shawr tn/, v.t. 1. to make short or shorter. 2. to reduce, decrease, take in, etc.: to shorten sail. 3. to make (pastry, bread, etc.) short, as with butter or other fat. 4. Sports. choke (def. 8). v.i. 5. to bec …

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  • 16 shorten — verb (shortened; shortening) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to reduce the length or duration of b. to cause to seem short 2. a. to reduce in power or efficiency < is my hand shortened, that it cannot redeem Isaiah 50:2 (Revised Standard …

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  • 17 Shorten — This is a locational surname which probably derives from the village of Shorton, near Paignton, in Devon. The name means or meant originally in pre Norman times, that is before the 1066 Invasion of William The Conqueror, the tun (farm) on the… …

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  • 18 shorten — UK [ˈʃɔː(r)t(ə)n] / US [ˈʃɔrt(ə)n] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms shorten : present tense I/you/we/they shorten he/she/it shortens present participle shortening past tense shortened past participle shortened to become shorter, or to… …

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  • 19 Shorten — Cet article possède un paronyme, voir : Chorten. Shorten (qui signifie « raccourcir » en anglais) est un format de fichier audio sans perte, de qualité CD (44,1 kHz 16 bit stéréo PCM). Il est similaire aux formats ZIP ou RAR,… …

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  • 20 shorten — verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, dramatically, drastically, greatly, significantly ▪ The course has now been shortened considerably. ▪ slightly …

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