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shortlistnoun [C, usually singular]

UK US short list uk   /ˈʃɔːt.lɪst/ us   /ˈʃɔːrt.lɪst/
a list of people who have been judged the most suitable for a job or prize, made from a longer list of people originally considered, 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 novel prize.
shortlist
verb [T] UK US short-list uk   us  
His latest novel has been shortlisted for the Man Booker prize.
(Definition of shortlist from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shortlist" in Business English

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shortlistnoun [C]

also short list uk   /ˈʃɔːtlɪst/ us   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.

shortlistverb [T, usually passive]

also short list, short-list uk   /ˈʃɔːtlɪst/ us  
to put someone on a shortlist: I have applied for numerous management jobs 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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