Definition of 'shorthand'
Example sentences containing 'shorthand'
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It reads like some sort of shorthand for something that was not unusual between the two officials. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But it has become shorthand for all forms of internet abuse. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The symbol becomes shorthand for the personality of the company. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)It has become a fashionable shorthand to signify just how bad our plight might be. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Many of his contemporaries used shorthand and codes in letters and diaries for economy and secrecy. Christianity Today (2000)An endorsement from the stars is a shorthand way of telling the story of who you are in politics. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Detroit used to be shorthand for what made American business great. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And in imperial China clerks used a shorthand to record court proceedings. Times, Sunday Times (2008)To specialists, it may be merely a shorthand term that expresses an agreed meaning succinctly. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some turn away from all the places that have become shorthand for violence beyond measure, preferring not to know. Times, Sunday Times (2013)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)A shared shorthand is used for sorting out differences, rather than the hours of negotiation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The problem is it has just become a lazy shorthand for film-makers; a metaphor for evil. Times, Sunday Times (2012)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)
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Translations for 'shorthand'
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
Definition of shorthand from the Collins English Dictionary
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