Short Ascension

Science / Astrology / Short Ascension: Refers to the six signs that take less time than the other six to rise above the horizon, namely, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces; the spring and winter signs in the northern hemisphere. See also long ascension.

Other Words for Short

Short Verb Synonyms: laconic, terse, succinct, pithy, sententious, epigrammatic
Short Adjective Synonyms: direct, straight, straightforward, short and sweet
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
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Long Ascension

Science / Astrology / Long Ascension: A term applied to Cancer, leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius because they take longer to rise over the horizon than do the other six signs due to Earth's tilt relative to the ecliptic. See als MORE

Ascension (Long And Short)

Science / Astrology / Ascension (Long And Short): Due to the obliquity of the ecliptic, some sings rise over the horizon faster than others. Signs of long ascension require more time to rise than signs of short ascension. In the northern hemisphere, MORE

Short Wave

Science / Weather / Short Wave: A progressive wave of smaller amplitude, wave length, and duration than a long wave. It moves in the same direction as the basic current in which it is embedded and may induce upward vertical motion a 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-Circuit

Technology / Motors / Short-Circuit: A defect in a winding which causes part of the normal electrical circuit to be bypassed. This frequently results in reducing the resistance or impedance to such an extent as to cause overheating of th 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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