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short·hand

 (shôrt′hănd′)
n.
1. A system of rapid handwriting employing symbols to represent words, phrases, and letters.
2. A system, form, or instance of abbreviated or formulaic reference: "The classical error is to regard a scientific law as only a shorthand for its instances" (Jacob Bronowski).

shorthand

(ˈʃɔːtˌhænd)
n
a. a system of rapid handwriting employing simple strokes and other symbols to represent words or phrases
b. (as modifier): a shorthand typist.

short•hand

(ˈʃɔrtˌhænd)

n.
1. a method of rapid handwriting using simple strokes, abbreviations, or symbols that designate letters, words, or phrases.
2. a simplified or abbreviated form or system of communicating.
adj.
3. of, pertaining to, or using shorthand.
4. written in shorthand.
[1630–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shorthand - a method of writing rapidlyshorthand - a method of writing rapidly    
handwriting, script, hand - something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
Adj.1.shorthand - written in abbreviated or symbolic form; "shorthand notes"
written - set down in writing in any of various ways; "written evidence"
Translations
إخْتِزال، كِتابَه مُخْتَزَلَهاِخْتِزال
těsnopis
stenografi
pikakirjoitus
stenografija
gyorsírás
hraîritun
速記
속기
stenografia
stenografija
stenografi
ชวเลข
phép tốc ký

shorthand

[ˈʃɔːthænd]
A. Ntaquigrafía f
to take shorthandescribir en taquigrafía
to take sth down in shorthandescribir algo taquigráficamente
B. CPD shorthand note Nnota f taquigráfica
shorthand notebook Ncuaderno m de taquigrafía
shorthand speed Npalabras fpl por minuto (en taquigrafía)
shorthand typing Ntaquimecanografía f
shorthand typist Ntaquimecanógrafo/a m/f
shorthand writer Ntaquígrafo/a m/f

shorthand

[ˈʃɔːrthænd]
n
(= writing system) → sténo f, sténographie f
to take sth down in shorthand → prendre qch en sténo
(= shorter reference) shorthand for sth
I'm using the term as a shorthand for any religious group → J'utilise le terme pour désigner tout groupe religieux.
"He" is not a neutral shorthand for "he or she" → "He" n'est pas une façon neutre de dire "he or she".short-handed [ˌʃɔːrtˈhændɪd] adjà court de personnelshorthand notebook nbloc m sténoshorthand typing nsténodactylo fshorthand typist nsténodactylo mfshort-haul [ˈʃɔːrthɔːl] (TRANSPORT)
modif [flight, route, aircraft, airline, service] → court-courrier
short-haul flights → des vols court-courriers

shorthand

[ˈʃɔːtˌhænd] nstenografia
to take sth down in shorthand → stenografare qc

short

(ʃoːt) adjective
1. not long. You look nice with your hair short; Do you think my dress is too short?
2. not tall; smaller than usual. a short man.
3. not lasting long; brief. a short film; in a very short time; I've a very short memory for details.
4. not as much as it should be. When I checked my change, I found it was 20 cents short.
5. (with of) not having enough (money etc). Most of us are short of money these days.
6. (of pastry) made so that it is crisp and crumbles easily.
adverb
1. suddenly; abruptly. He stopped short when he saw me.
2. not as far as intended. The shot fell short.
ˈshortness noun
ˈshortage (-tidʒ) noun
a lack; the state of not having enough. a shortage of water.
ˈshorten verb
to make or become shorter. The dress is too long – we'll have to shorten it.
ˈshortening noun
(especially American) the fat used for making pastry.
ˈshortly adverb
soon. He will be here shortly; Shortly after that, the police arrived.
shorts noun plural
short trousers for men or women.
ˈshortbread noun
a kind of crisp, crumbling biscuit.
ˌshort-ˈchange verb
to cheat (a buyer) by giving him too little change.
short circuit the missing out by an electric current of a part of an electrical circuit (verb ˌshort-ˈcircuit)
ˈshortcoming noun
a fault.
ˈshortcut noun
a quicker way between two places. I'm in a hurry – I'll take a shortcut across the field.
ˈshorthand noun
a method of writing rapidly, using strokes, dots etc to represent sounds.
ˌshort-ˈhanded adjective
having fewer workers than are necessary or usual.
ˈshort-list noun
a list of candidates selected from the total number of applicants for a job etc.
verb
to put on a short-list. We've short-listed three of the twenty applicants.
ˌshort-ˈlived (-ˈlivd) , ((American) -ˈlaivd) adjective
living or lasting only for a short time. short-lived insects; short-lived enthusiasm.
ˌshort-ˈrange adjective
1. not reaching a long distance. short-range missiles.
2. not covering a long time. a short-range weather forecast.
ˌshort-ˈsighted adjective
seeing clearly only things that are near. I don't recognize people at a distance because I'm short-sighted.
ˌshort-ˈsightedly adverb
ˌshort-ˈsightedness noun
ˌshort-ˈtempered adjective
easily made angry. My husband is very short-tempered in the mornings.
ˌshort-ˈterm adjective
1. concerned only with the near future. short-term plans.
2. lasting only a short time. a short-term loan.
by a short head
by a very small amount. to win by a short head.
for short
as an abbreviation. His name is Victor, but we call him Vic for short.
go short
to cause oneself not to have enough of something. Save this carton for tomorrow, or else we'll go short (of milk).
in short
in a few words.
in short supply
not available in sufficient quantity. Fresh vegetables are in short supply.
make short work of
to dispose of very quickly. The children made short work of the ice-cream.
run short
1. (of a supply) to become insufficient. Our money is running short.
2. (with of) not to have enough. We're running short of money.
short and sweet
His reply was short and sweet: `Get out!' he shouted.
short for
an abbreviation of. `Phone' is short for `telephone'; What is `Ltd.' short for?
short of
not as far as or as much as. Our total came to just short of $1,000; We stopped five miles short of London.

shorthand

اِخْتِزال těsnopis stenografi Kurzschrift στενογραφία taquigrafía pikakirjoitus sténographie stenografija stenografia 速記 속기 steno stenografi stenografia estenografia стенография stenografi ชวเลข steno phép tốc ký 速记
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Hawkins in secret, and also to Mina, for to her I could write shorthand, which would puzzle the Count, if he did see it.
The dripping red headsails of a bark glided out of the fog, and the "We're Here" rang her bell thrice, using sea shorthand.
All she demanded from New York for the present was that it should pay her a living wage, and to that end, having studied by stealth typewriting and shorthand, she had taken the plunge, thrilling with excitement and the romance of things; and New York had looked at her, raised its eyebrows, and looked away again.
Martian writing is rather difficult to explain to an Earth man--it is something of a cross between shorthand and picture-writing, and is an entirely different language from the spoken language of Mars.
She made up her mind to profit by her acquaintance with so many writers, and without loss of time began to learn shorthand and typewriting.
Carter preferred to conduct the office on gentlemanly lines; he would have nothing to do with typewriting and looked upon shorthand with disfavour: the office-boy knew shorthand, but it was only Mr.
Those who knew him will recognize in my third act the allusion to the patent Shorthand in which he used to write postcards, and which may be acquired from a four and six-penny manual published by the Clarendon Press.
Bert lived in, became almost a trick rider--he could ride bicycles for miles that would have come to pieces instantly under you or me--took to washing his face after business, and spent his surplus money upon remarkable ties and collars, cigarettes, and shorthand classes at the Bun Hill Institute.
The father and daughter would have been quite content, apparently, to eat their dinner in silence, or with a few cryptic remarks expressed in a shorthand which could not be understood by the servants.
Dede on horseback, Dede gathering poppies on a summer hillside, Dede taking down dictation in her swift shorthand strokes--all this was comprehensible to him.
And Jerry, alert to his toes to listen, by an alteration in the quantity or quality of his whuff, would tell Nalasu that he did not hear; next, that he did hear; and, perhaps finally, that it was a strange dog, or a wood-rat, or a man, or a boy--all in the softest of sounds that were scarcely more than breath-exhalations, all monosyllables, a veritable shorthand of speech.
He studied book- keeping and type-writing, and he paid for lessons in shorthand by dictating at night to a court reporter who needed practice.