longhand

noun
long·​hand | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌhand How to pronounce longhand (audio) \

Definition of longhand

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

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Examples of longhand in a Sentence

She wrote the book in longhand. my computer was down for most of the afternoon, so I wrote out my report in longhand
Recent Examples on the Web An award went to a young scientist who discovered that lecture notes taken longhand are more likely to be remembered than lecture notes taken on a keyboard. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "SF science fairs give a boost to middle school imaginations," 1 Mar. 2020 From there, the talk finally turned to the book, with the co-authors chatting about the experience of writing a book together for the first time - a process Chelsea Clinton said was made more difficult by her mother's insistence on writing longhand. Brittany Shammas, chicagotribune.com, "Hillary Clinton on ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’: ‘Carefully thinking through’ not one of Giuliani’s ‘strong points’," 1 Oct. 2019 In addition, laptop note takers fail to note vital graphic information, such as graphs, charts, and illustrations, which longhand note takers easily record in notes. Kenneth A. Kiewra, Quartz, "A seven-step guide to taking better notes," 4 Sep. 2019 In addition, laptop note takers fail to note vital graphic information, such as graphs, charts and illustrations, which longhand note takers easily record in notes. Kenneth A. Kiewra, The Conversation, "7 tips on how to take better notes," 3 Sep. 2019 Laptop notes are more verbatim than longhand notes, and verbatim note taking has been associated with shallow, non-meaningful learning. Kenneth A. Kiewra, Quartz, "A seven-step guide to taking better notes," 4 Sep. 2019 Laptop notes are more verbatim than longhand notes, and verbatim note taking has been associated with shallow, non-meaningful learning. Kenneth A. Kiewra, Quartz, "A seven-step guide to taking better notes," 4 Sep. 2019 Laptop notes are more verbatim than longhand notes, and verbatim note taking has been associated with shallow, non-meaningful learning. Kenneth A. Kiewra, Quartz, "A seven-step guide to taking better notes," 4 Sep. 2019 Laptop notes are more verbatim than longhand notes, and verbatim note taking has been associated with shallow, non-meaningful learning. Kenneth A. Kiewra, Quartz, "A seven-step guide to taking better notes," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of longhand

1666, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of longhand was in 1666

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“Longhand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longhand. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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longhand

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English Language Learners Definition of longhand

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

longhand

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long·​hand | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌhand How to pronounce longhand (audio) \

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