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Definition of Shorthand


  1. A compendious and rapid method or writing by substituting characters, abbreviations, or symbols, for letters, words, etc.; short writing; stenography. See Illust. under Phonography.

Shorthand Quotations

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Leo Tolstoy

You can start any 'Monty Python' routine and people finish it for you. Everyone knows it like shorthand.
Robin Williams

A friend of mine tells that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.
J. R. R. Tolkien

I started formal piano training when I was 4. From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons of every sort and description, and painting lessons. I had German. And shorthand.
Twyla Tharp

While eschewing emotion - and its companion, vulnerability - Obama should be careful not to sacrifice empathy, the 'I feel your pain' connection that sustained Clinton. This connection is the shorthand people use to measure their leaders' intentions. If people believe you're on their side, they will trust your decisions.
Dee Dee Myers
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Shorthand Translations

shorthand in Danish is stenografi
shorthand in Dutch is stenografie, steno
shorthand in German is kurzerhand, Stenographie
shorthand in Swedish is stenografi
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