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English definition of “shortcut”

shortcut

noun [C]     /ˈʃɔːt.kʌt/ US  /ˈʃɔːrt-/
a route that leads from one place to another and is quicker and more direct than the usual route: I know a shortcut to town.Routes and roads in general a quicker way of doing something in order to save time or effortWays of achieving things a quick way to start or use a computer program: a shortcut keyComputer programming and software
(Definition of shortcut noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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