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We found 35 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word shortening:
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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. shortening: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. shortening: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. shortening: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. shortening: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. shortening: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. shortening: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Shortening, shortening: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. shortening: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. shortening: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. shortening: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. shortening: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. shortening: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. shortening: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. shortening: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. shortening: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. shortening: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Shortening (fat), Shortening: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Shortening: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. shortening: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. shortening: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. Shortening: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. shortening: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. shortening: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. shortening: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. shortening: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. shortening: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. shortening: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. shortening: Linda's Culinary Dictionary [home, info]
  2. shortening: Cook's Thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Shortening: Comprehensive Financial [home, info]
  2. shortening: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. shortening: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Shortening: Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (shortening)

noun:  act of decreasing in length ("The dress needs shortening")
noun:  fat such as butter or lard used in baked goods

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Phrases that include shortening:   vegetable shortening, shortening contraction, shortening time, curve shortening flow, ever shortening, more...

Words similar to shortening:   shorten, lard, more...

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