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"shortlist" in British English

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shortlistnoun [C, usually singular]

UK (US short list) uk   /ˈʃɔːt.lɪst/  us   /ˈʃɔːrt-/
a ​list of ​people who have been ​judged the most ​suitable for a ​job or ​prize, made from a ​longerlist of ​peopleoriginallyconsidered, 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 first ​novelprize.
shortlist
verb [T] UK (US short-list) uk   us  
His ​latestnovel has been shortlisted for the Man Booker ​prize.
(Definition of shortlist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shortlist" in Business English

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shortlistnoun [C]

(also short list) uk   us   /ˈʃɔːtlɪst/ HR
a ​smallnumber 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.

shortlistverb [T, usually passive]

(also short list, short-list) uk   us   /ˈʃɔːtlɪst/
to put someone on a shortlist: I have ​applied for numerous ​managementjobs and, despite ​fulfilling the ​criteria, have never been shortlisted.shortlist sb for sth Two ​companies have been shortlisted for the ​contract.shortlist sb to do sth He is one of two ​candidates shortlisted to ​succeed the ​chairman.
(Definition of shortlist from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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