French translation of 'shorthand'
1. (= writing system) sténo f ⧫ sténographie f
to take sth down in shorthand prendre qch en sténo
2. (= shorter reference)
shorthand for sth
I’m using the term as a shorthand for any religious group. J’utilise le terme pour désigner tout groupe religieux.
“He” is not a neutral shorthand for “he or she”. « He » n’est pas une façon neutre de dire « he or she ».
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Example Sentences Including 'shorthand'
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The symbol becomes shorthand for the personality of the company.Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)
Detroit used to be shorthand for what made American business great.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
To specialists, it may be merely a shorthand term that expresses an agreed meaning succinctly.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
A shared shorthand is used for sorting out differences, rather than the hours of negotiation.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Shoes have become shorthand for an old-fashioned femininity we thought had deserted us, a dubious attribute in a politically correct world.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
So we will continue to use this convenient shorthand term for a way of eating that is "modified" with four main aims in view.Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Easy Stages (1989)
An endorsement from the stars is a shorthand way of telling the story of who you are in politics.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
And in imperial China clerks used a shorthand to record court proceedings.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But it has become shorthand for all forms of internet abuse.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Some turn away from all the places that have become shorthand for violence beyond measure, preferring not to know.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The problem is it has just become a lazy shorthand for film-makers; a metaphor for evil.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It has become a fashionable shorthand to signify just how bad our plight might be.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
It reads like some sort of shorthand for something that was not unusual between the two officials.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Many of his contemporaries used shorthand and codes in letters and diaries for economy and secrecy.Christianity Today (2000)
Trends of 'shorthand'
In Common Usage. shorthand is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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'shorthand' in Other Languages
British English: shorthand /ˈʃɔːtˌhænd/ NOUN
Shorthand is a quick way of writing which uses signs to represent words or syllables.
He took notes in shorthand.
- American English: shorthand
- Arabic: اِخْتِزال
- Brazilian Portuguese: estenografia
- Chinese: 速记
- Croatian: stenografija
- Czech: těsnopis
- Danish: stenografi
- Dutch: steno
- European Spanish: taquigrafía
- Finnish: pikakirjoitus
- French: sténographie
- German: Kurzschrift
- Greek: στενογραφία
- Italian: stenografia
- Japanese: 速記
- Korean: 속기
- Norwegian: stenografi
- Polish: stenografia
- European Portuguese: estenografia
- Romanian: stenografie
- Russian: стенография
- Spanish: taquigrafía
- Swedish: stenografi
- Thai: ชวเลข
- Turkish: steno
- Ukrainian: стенографія
- Vietnamese: phép tốc ký
Translation of shorthand from the Collins English to French Dictionary