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shorthand

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈʃɔːthænd/
( also stenography) WORKPLACE, MEETINGS a system of writing that uses lines and symbols to represent words and is used to record what someone says as they are speaking: do/know shorthand I couldn't do shorthand so they said they couldn't hire me as a secretary.in shorthand Today's secretaries are just as likely to tell their boss how to use a laptop as to take a letter in shorthand.
be shorthand for sth to be a short or quick way of referring to something: Wi-fi is shorthand for wireless fidelity. to be another way of saying that something has a particular quality: With some products "made in the U.S.A." remains shorthand for reliability.
Translations of “shorthand”
in Chinese (Traditional) 速記(法)…
in Russian стенография…
in Turkish steno, stenografi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 速记(法)…
in Polish stenografia…
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