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Definition of Shorthand

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

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

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

When we're discussing who to invite to a dinner party, my wife Chaz and I sometimes use the shorthand, 'good value for money,' which indicates guests expected to be entertaining.
Roger Ebert
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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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