take shorthand

Definition of take shorthand

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to seize or capture physically

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

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

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

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

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


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