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longhand

noun long·hand \-ˌhand\

: writing that is done by using a pen or pencil rather than with a typewriter or computer

Full Definition of LONGHAND

:  handwriting: as
a :  characters or words written out fully by hand
b :  cursive writing

Examples of LONGHAND

  1. She wrote the book in longhand.
  2. <my computer was down for most of the afternoon, so I wrote out my report in longhand>

First Known Use of LONGHAND

1666

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