Meaning of “longhand” in the English Dictionary

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"longhand" in British English

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longhandnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈlɒŋ.hænd/ us /ˈlɑːŋ.hænd/

ordinary writing by hand

(Definition of “longhand” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"longhand" in American English

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longhandnoun [ U ]

us /ˈlɔŋˌhænd/

writing done by hand usually with a pen or pencil:

He wrote the confession in longhand and signed it.

(Definition of “longhand” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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