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English definition of “shortlist”

shortlist

noun [C, usually singular] UK (US short list)     /ˈʃɔːt.lɪst/ US  /ˈʃɔːrt-/
a list of people who have been judged the most suitable for a job or prize, made from a longer list of people originally considered, and from which one person will be chosen: We've drawn up (= decided) a shortlist for the job. She's on the shortlist for a teaching post.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobsLists and cataloguesSchedules and agendas shortlist (US short-list)     verb [T] His latest novel has been shortlisted for the Booker prize.Classifying and creating order
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