in shorthand


: using symbols or abbreviations for sounds, words, or phrases
notes written in shorthand

Examples of in shorthand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Three seasons — and more than half a decade — into working together, the two can communicate in shorthand. Jackson McHenry, Vulture, 5 June 2024 The city—known in shorthand as CDMX, for Ciudad de México—has a long tradition of welcoming Americans fleeing political, social or artistic repression. Tony Perrottet, WSJ, 22 Mar. 2023 Medical students across the United States now learn this in shorthand: understand, appreciate, reason, express a choice. Katie Engelhart, New York Times, 9 May 2023 This is where the quick bit format has its downside: Hornby has to work in shorthand to get his points across, and this shorthand is broad and coarse. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Feb. 2022 The violence itself is mostly offscreen, conveyed in shorthand visuals and distressing sounds. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Mar. 2023 Airing at halftime during the 2000 Super Bowl, this Budweiser ad about friends talking in shorthand instantly went viral. Debby Wolfinsohn,, 10 Feb. 2023 Notes, generally scribbled in shorthand incomprehensible to the unknowing eye, have traditionally served doctors, and doctors alone. Zoya Qureshi, The Atlantic, 15 Nov. 2022 And so this seemingly small legal maneuver allows Emerson, as it’s often called in shorthand, to invest in a wide range of ventures—from Joby Aviation, an electric-aircraft rideshare startup, to the 165-year-old Atlantic magazine. Elisa Lipsky-Karasz, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2022

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“In shorthand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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