Definition of short list
: a limited list of important items or individuals; especially : a list of candidates for final consideration (as for a position or a prize)
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SHORT LIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of short list for English Language Learners
: a list of a small number of people or things that have been selected from a larger group and are being considered to receive an award, to get a job, etc.
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