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short time

noun
1.
a period or schedule during which the number of working hours is reduced:
The recession has put most of the manufacturing plants on short time.
Related forms
short-time, adjective
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Examples for short time
  • Bulbs are dormant only for a short time after leaves wither.
  • Within a short time, the world would bow to her too.
  • She returns to the cup a short time later and sniffs it.
  • Fossilized bone is often fragile and visible on the surface for a short time before eroding away.
  • All of this happened within the past billion years-a relatively short time in the history of our solar system.
  • For a short time, it seemed the mystery might be solved.
  • In a short time it has become a popular adviser to tech firms angling for the best offer.
  • But weather can vary considerably over short distances and short time-spans.
  • Yet for a short time they seemed to conform to the laws of physics, producing an equal and opposite reaction.
  • Even after a short time with things of little value, ownership had overwhelmed the students' prior tastes.
British Dictionary definitions for short time

short time

noun
1.
a system of working, usually for a temporary period, when employees are required to work and be paid for fewer than their normal hours per week due to a shortage of work
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