Definition of shortness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    shortness

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈʃɔːtnəs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɔːrtnəs//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the fact of being short in length or height Readers may be disappointed by the shortness of the book. Historians often mention his shortness of stature.
  2. 2shortness of breath difficulty breathing, for example because of illness She suffered from shortness of breath.