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English definition of “shortlist”

shortlist

noun [C] (also short list)     /ˈʃɔːtlɪst/ HR
a small number of people who have been judged the most suitable for a job, prize, etc. from a larger number and from which one will finally be chosen: draw up/make a shortliston a shortlist Candidates on the shortlist had three interviews each.
(Definition of shortlist noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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