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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 short·ness /-nəs/
 短小,簡略,不足

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Short·ness, n. The quality or state of being short; want of reach or extension; brevity; deficiency; as, the shortness of a journey; the shortness of the days in winter; the shortness of an essay; the shortness of the memory; a shortness of provisions; shortness of breath.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 shortness
      n 1: the property of being of short spatial extent [ant: longness]
      2: the property of being truncated or short [syn: truncation]
      3: the property of being of short temporal extent [ant: longness]
      4: the property of being shorter than average stature [ant: tallness]
      5: an abrupt discourteous manner [syn: abruptness, brusqueness,
          curtness, gruffness]