Short Circuit

Business / Construction / Short Circuit: A situation that occurs when hot and neutral wires come in contact with each other. Fuses and circuit breakers protect against fire that could result from a short.

Other Words for Circuit

Circuit Noun Synonyms: compass, circumference, perimeter, periphery, girth, border, boundary, edge, limit, ambit, margin, outline, confine(s), bound, pale
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Other Words for Short

Short Noun Synonyms: small, little, slight, petite, diminutive, wee, tiny, elfin, minuscule, midget, dwarfish, squat, dumpy, runty, stubby, stunted, pint-sized, knee-high to a grasshopper, sawn-off
Short Adjective Synonyms: direct, straight, straightforward, short and sweet
Short Verb Synonyms: laconic, terse, succinct, pithy, sententious, epigrammatic
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Short Term Rate

Business / Real Estate / Short Term Rate: A reduced rate for title insurance applicable in cases where the owner of a property has been insured previously or where any lender has been insured somewhat recently on the property. MORE

Short Term Memory

Science / Chemistry / Short Term Memory: Short term memory is a mechanism for storing temporary information, such as where you parked your car or numbers in a simple arithmetic problems. MORE

Short Term Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102)

Business / Agriculture / Short Term Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102): One of CCC’s export credit guarantee programs. See GSM-102. MORE

Short Term Debt

Business / Loan / Short Term Debt: Financing used to secure cash for accounts payable and inventory. MORE

Short Ton

Business / Agriculture / Short Ton: Two thousand pounds. By contrast, a long ton equals 2,240 pounds. A metric ton equals 2,204.62 pounds. MORE

Short Vowel

Entertainment / Literature / Short Vowel: As Algeo defines it, 'A vowel of lesser duration than a corresponding long vowel' (329). MORE

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