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"shorthand" in British English

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shorthandnoun [U]

uk   /ˈʃɔːt.hænd/ us   /ˈʃɔːrt.hænd/ also stenography
a system of fast writing that uses lines and simple signs to represent words and phrases: Their conversations were taken down in shorthand by a secretary.
(Definition of shorthand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shorthand" in American English

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shorthandnoun [U]

us   /ˈʃɔrtˌhænd/
a system of fast writing, using lines and symbols to represent letters, words, and phrases
(Definition of shorthand from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shorthand" in Business English

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shorthandnoun [U]

uk   /ˈʃɔːthænd/ us  
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.
(Definition of shorthand from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shorthand”
in Chinese (Simplified) 速记(法)…
in Turkish steno, stenografi…
in Russian стенография…
in Chinese (Traditional) 速記(法)…
in Polish stenografia…
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“shorthand” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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