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shorthand

noun short·hand \-ˌhand\

: a method of writing quickly by using symbols or abbreviations for sounds, words, or phrases

: a short or quick way of showing or saying something

Full Definition of SHORTHAND

1
:  a method of writing rapidly by substituting characters, abbreviations, or symbols for letters, sounds, words, or phrases :  stenography
2
:  something likened to shorthand especially in providing rapid or abbreviated communication or representation <stereotype and cliché serve a purpose as a form of shorthand — Stephanie Ericsson> <headline shorthand>
shorthand adjective

First Known Use of SHORTHAND

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