shortening

(redirected from shorten)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

shortening

1. Loss of bone length after a fracture, as a result of malunion or pronounced bony angulation.
2. A decrease in the length of a contracting muscle fiber.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Commissions proposal would amend Rule 15c6-1(a) of the Exchange Act to shorten the standard settlement cycle for broker-dealer transactions from T+3 to T+2, subject to certain exceptions.
She claimed after being informed detectives had her chat logs, Shorten asked her to say she told him she was 18, and that he believed any references to a 15-year-old were purely role-play.
The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership accelerating the discovery and/or development of affordable, new anti-TB drugs that will shorten treatment, be effective against multi-drug resistant strains, and improve treatment of latent infection.
Also available are collaborative implementation services that serve to shorten the OEM's time-to-market.
The horse they shorten is the one they have taken significant money on, a point that Lee conveniently chooses to ignore.
We can also use the crack scheme to shorten the flank from two-back sets.
Shorten or remove leaders and branches competing with the main leader.
Shorten and Hooven set out to assess the relationship between 168 preschool children attending Philadelphia Head Start programs and various methods used to determine their exposure to lead in their classrooms.
Whether it be to save money by reducing monthly payments, to shorten the term of a mortgage or to increase the liquidity of an asset, now is the time to refinance.
NEW YORK -- Discover Bank (Discover) has elected to shorten the accumulation/liquidation period for certain transactions issued out of the Discover Card Master Trust I (DCMT) and Discover Card Execution Note Trust (DECNT).
Mr Shorten spent every day before the election saying Labor had a border protection plan insisting it was the same as the Coalition's.
After the Abbott government's budget revelations on May 13, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has declared in a speech that "Australia has been deceived.