shorthand noun

1 system of writing

VERB + SHORTHAND learn | do, take, take/write sth down in Her secretary was taking shorthand. He took the speech down in shorthand. | transcribe

SHORTHAND + NOUN typist, writer A shorthand writer will make a transcript. | notes | notation

2 quick way of talking about sth

ADJ. convenient, useful

VERB + SHORTHAND use sth as

PREP. ~ for The term ‘machine’ is used as a convenient shorthand for the total hardware and software system.

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