take shorthand

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take shorthand

:to write from dictation using symbols or abbreviations for sounds, words, or phrases
  • a secretary who takes shorthand

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

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

  2. : something likened to shorthand especially in providing rapid or abbreviated communication or representation


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