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Difference between For short and In short

for shortas an abbreviation:

  • We call him Monty for short, his real name being Montgomery.

in short—(also: in short words) in brief; by way of summary:

  • He became, in short, the finest actor on the American stage.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase in short ordervery quickly; without delay:

  • In short order they tried, condemned and hanged all the prisoners.