Definition of shorthand
- stereotype and cliché serve a purpose as a form of shorthand
- —Stephanie Ericsson
- headline shorthand
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: 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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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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