i'm a bit short of time

  • 1 short — short1 W1S1 [ʃo:t US ʃo:rt] adj comparative shorter superlative shortest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(time)¦ 2¦(length/distance)¦ 3¦(not tall)¦ 4¦(book/letter)¦ 5¦(not enough)¦ 6 be short on something 7¦(less than)¦ …

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  • 2 short — 1 adjective LENGTH/HEIGHT/DISTANCE 1 measuring a small amount in distance or length: a short corridor with two rooms on each side | a short skirt | It s a short drive from the airport. | Anita had her hair cut short. 2 PERSON someone who is short …

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  • 3 bit — bit1 W1S1 [bıt] adv, pron ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(only slightly)¦ 2¦(amount)¦ 3¦(quite a lot)¦ 4¦(time/distance)¦ 5 a bit of a something 6 not a bit/not one bit 7 every bit as important/bad/good etc 8 bit by bit 9 a/one bit at a time …

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  • 4 bit — bit1 function word *** A bit can be used in the following ways: as an adverb: We waited a bit, and then decided to go. (before an adjective or adverb): It s a bit cold in here, isn t it? as a pronoun: She d only eaten a bit before she started… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 bit — 1 /bIt/ noun (C) 1 SLIGHTLY/FAIRLY a bit informal, especially BrE a) slightly, but not very; a little: Could you turn the radio down a bit, please? | Stay a bit longer it s still early. | I think you re a bit young to be watching this. | a bit… …

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  • 6 time — time1 W1S1 [taım] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(minutes/hours etc)¦ 2¦(on a clock)¦ 3¦(occasion)¦ 4¦(point when something happens)¦ 5¦(period of time)¦ 6¦(available time)¦ 7 all the time 8 most of the time 9 half the time 10 at tim …

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  • 7 time — time1 [ taım ] noun *** ▸ 1 quantity clock measures ▸ 2 period ▸ 3 occasion/moment ▸ 4 time available/needed ▸ 5 how fast music is played ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) uncount the quantity that you measure using a clock: Time seemed to pass more quickly than… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 time — 1 /taIm/ noun TIME 1 (U) something that is measured in minutes, hours, years etc using clocks: a machine that can travel through time | The basic unit of time, the second, was redefined in 1967. | time passes/goes by: time goes by so quickly… …

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  • 9 time — [[t]ta͟ɪm[/t]] ♦ times, timing, timed 1) N UNCOUNT Time is what we measure in minutes, hours, days, and years. ...a two week period of time... Time passed, and still Ma did not appear... As time went on the visits got more and more regular... The …

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  • 10 short — 1. adjective 1) a short piece of string Syn: small, little, tiny; informal teeny Ant: long 2) short people Syn: small, little, petite, tiny, diminu …

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  • 11 time*/*/*/ — [taɪm] noun I 1) [U] the quantity that is measured in minutes, hours, days, years etc Einstein tried to define the relationship between space and time.[/ex] Time seemed to pass more quickly than before.[/ex] 2) [singular/U] the hours, minutes etc …

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  • 12 Bit rate — Bit rates Decimal prefixes (SI) Name Symbol Multiple kilobit per second kbit/s 103 megabit per second Mbit/s 106 gigabit per second Gbit/s 109 …

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  • 13 bit — bit1 [bit] n. [ME < OE bite, a bite < bītan, BITE] 1. the part of a bridle that goes into a horse s mouth, used to control the horse: see BRIDLE 2. anything that curbs or controls 3. the part of a pipestem held in the mouth: see PIPE 4. th …

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  • 14 bit — Ⅰ. bit [1] ► NOUN 1) a small piece or quantity. 2) (a bit) a short time or distance. 3) (also bit of fluff or stuff) informal a girl or young woman. ● a bit …

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  • 15 Time-frequency analysis — is a body of techniques for characterizing and manipulating signals whose component frequencies vary in time, such as transient signals.Whereas the technique of the Fourier transform can be used to obtain the frequency spectrum of a signal whose… …

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  • 16 bit — [n1] tiny piece atom, butt, chicken feed*, chip, chunk, crumb, dab, dash, division, dollop, dose, dot, driblet, droplet, end, excerpt, flake, fraction, fragment, grain, iota, item, jot, lick*, lump, mite, modicum, moiety, molecule,morsel, niggle …

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  • 17 Time to live — (sometimes abbreviated TTL) is a limit on the period of time or number of iterations or transmissions in computer and computer network technology that a unit of data (e.g. a packet) can experience before it should be discarded.Time to live of IP… …

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  • 18 Time-bin encoding — is a technique used in Quantum information science to encode a qubit of information on a photon. Quantum information science makes use of qubits as a basic resource similar to bits in classical computing. Qubits are any two level quantum… …

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  • 19 Time travel — This article details time travel itself. For other uses, see Time Traveler. Time travel is the concept of moving between different moments in time in a manner analogous to moving between different points in space, either sending objects (or in… …

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  • 20 bit — Synonyms and related words: ALGOL, COBOL, EDP, FORTRAN, a breath, a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, ace, act, actor, aculeus, acumination, afterpiece, allotment, allowance, alphabetic data, alphanumeric code, anchor watch, angular… …

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