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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

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

People who work in specialized fields seem to have their own language. Practitioners develop a shorthand to communicate among themselves. The jargon can almost sound like a foreign language.
Barry Ritholtz

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

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