1) Having little length. Not tall or high.
M.E. schort; O.E. sceort; cf. O.N. skorta "to be short of," skort "shortness;" O.H.G. scurz "short."
Kutâh "short," related to kucak "small," kudak "child, infant;" Mid.Pers. kôtâh "low," kôtak "small, young; baby;" Av. kutaka- "little, small."
A relatively low → resistance contact, usually accidental, between two points of an → electric circuit with initially different → potential. A short circuit brings about a flow of excess → electric current that can damage the circuit and present a danger for the user.
Fr.: comète à courte période
A comet with a period less than 200 years. Same as → periodic comet.
Fr.: variable à courte période
A variable star that has a relatively short period with respect to stars of similar types.
1) A deficiency in quantity.
From → short + suffix -age.
Kambud, from kam "little, few, deficient, scarce" + bud, from budan, → exist.
Fr.: céphéide à très courte période