shorthand

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noun short·hand \-ˌhand\

Definition of shorthand

  1. 1 :  a method of writing rapidly by substituting characters, abbreviations, or symbols for letters, sounds, words, or phrases :  stenography

  2. 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

1636

First Known Use of shorthand

1636



SHORTHAND Defined for English Language Learners

shorthand

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noun short·hand \-ˌhand\

Definition of shorthand for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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