shorthand
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈʃɔːthænd/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈʃɔɹthænd/
Noun

shorthand

  1. A rough#Adjective|rough and rapid#Adjective|rapid method of writing#Noun|writing by substitute#Verb|substituting symbols for letter#Noun|letters, word#Noun|words, etc.
    Synonyms: brachygraphy, stenography, phonography
    Antonyms: longhand
  2. (by extension) Any brief#Adjective|brief or shortened way of say#Verb|saying or do#Verb|doing something.
    The jargon becomes a shorthand for these advanced concepts.
Translations Translations Verb

shorthand (shorthands, present participle shorthanding; past and past participle shorthanded)

  1. (transitive) To render (spoken#Adjective|spoken or written#Adjective|written word#Noun|words) into shorthand.
  2. (transitive, by extension) To use#Verb|use a brief#Adjective|brief or shortened way of say#Verb|saying or do#Verb|doing something.
  3. (intransitive) To write in shorthand.



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