abbreviation, abridgment, abstract, apocope, arrest, arrestation, astriction, astringency, attrition, bereavement, bottleneck, cervix, check, cheeseparing, circumscription, coarctation, compactedness, compaction, compression, compressure, concentration, condensation, consolidation, conspectus, constraint, constriction, constringency, contraction, contracture, control, cooling, cooling down, cooling off, curb, cut, cutback, cutting, deceleration, decrease, decrement, depletion, depreciation, deprivation, deprivement, derogation, detraction, diminuendo, diminution, dip, disburdening, disburdenment, disentitlement, disparagement, divestment, economization, economizing, elision, ellipsis, epitome, extraction, foreshortening, hindrance, hourglass, hourglass figure, impairment, inhibition, injunction, interdict, isthmus, knitting, legal restraint, lessening, low growth rate, monopoly, narrow place, narrowing, neck, precis, privation, prohibition, protection, protectionism, protective tariff, puckering, pullback, pursing, rationing, recap, recapitulation, reduction, reduction of expenses, reduction of spending, rein, relieving, remission, restraint, restraint of trade, retardation, retraction, retrenchment, rollback, saving, scraping, scrimping, self-control, shortening, shrinkage, skimping, slowdown, slowing down, solidification, sparing, stranglement, strangulation, striction, stricture, summary, summation, syncope, synopsis, systole, tariff wall, telescoping, thought control, truncation, wasp waist, wrinkling
nonaddition, subtraction, subtraction, subduction, deduction, retrenchment, removal, withdrawal, ablation, sublation, abstraction, garbling mutilation, detruncation, amputation, abscission, excision, recision, curtailment
, minuend, subtrahend, decrease, abrasion, subtracted, subtractive, in deduction, less, short of, minus, without, except, except for, excepting, with the exception of, barring, save, exclusive of, save and except, with a reservation, not counting, if one doesn't count.
shortness, brevity, littleness, a span, shortening, abbreviation, abbreviature, abridgment, concision, retrenchment, curtailment
, decurtation, reduction, epitome, elision, ellipsis, conciseness, abridger, epitomist, epitomizer, short, brief, curt, compendious, compact, stubby, scrimp, shorn, stubbed, stumpy, thickset, pug, chunky, decurtate, retrousse, stocky, squab, squabby, squat, dumpy, little, curtailed of its fair proportions, short by, oblate, concise, summary, shortly, in short.