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synonyms for shortening

  • abbreviation
  • contraction
  • curtailment
  • reduction
  • retrenchment
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antonyms for shortening

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  • enlargement
  • expansion
  • extension
  • increase
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How to use shortening in a sentence

The pandemic has also played a role, limiting international sales and shortening vendor and publishing staffs worldwide.
ANIME AND MANGA WILL TAKE CENTER STAGE AT THE OLYMPICS. IT COULD FUEL A BOOM IN INTEREST.KYLE MELNICKJULY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Then add water — cold water so the shortening won’t melt until it hits the oven — and work it in until the dough is just wet enough to hold itself together.
AMERICA FORGOT HOW TO MAKE PROPER PIE. CAN WE REMEMBER BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE?MEGAN MCARDLEJULY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The team speculates that recent research on telomere shortening that makes similar lifespan estimates suggests this could be a promising avenue for this search.
HOW LONG CAN WE LIVE? NEW RESEARCH SAYS THE HUMAN LIFESPAN TOPS OUT AT 150EDD GENTJUNE 7, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
The shortening ensures that the centers of the cookies remain soft.
CARAMELIZED BANANA CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES ARE THE NEW BEST USE FOR THE REST OF THAT BUNCHJESSE SZEWCZYKDECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It’s been the general consensus that cooler temperatures and shortening day lengths are the main signals that trees use to decide when to drop their leaves.
CLIMATE CHANGE IS AFFECTING FALL FOLIAGE, BUT NOT IN THE WAY YOU THINKULA CHROBAKNOVEMBER 30, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
According to historian François Hartog, the author of Regimes of Historicity, we are in the midst of another shortening right now.
HUMANITY IS STUCK IN SHORT-TERM THINKING. HERE’S HOW WE ESCAPE.KATIE MCLEANOCTOBER 21, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
It is true that up to a certain point shortening the hours of labor actually increases the total product.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
We ought to attempt such a shortening as will strain the machine to a breaking point, but never break it.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
The shortening of the general hours of work, then, should be among the primary aims of social reform.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
In the leaping kangaroo and jerboa a shortening of the arms and lengthening of the legs appear.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SHORTENING

  • abbreviation
  • abstract
  • brief
  • compendium
  • condensation
  • conspectus
  • contraction
  • curtailment
  • decrease
  • digest
  • diminishment
  • diminution
  • lessening
  • outline
  • precis
  • précis
  • reducing
  • reduction
  • shortening
  • summary
  • synopsis
  • clipping
  • cropping
  • cutting away
  • paring down
  • pruning
  • shaving off
  • shortening
  • trim
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