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noun as in dictation

noun as in stenography

noun as in writing

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Example Sentences

Hugh Newell Jacobsen’s work could be difficult to characterize and often left critics floundering for shorthand descriptions.

Since then, GameStop has become shorthand for short investors getting “squeezed” as they scramble to cover their losses.

From Quartz

Users celebrated their “tendies,” a shorthand for chicken tenders that meant profits.

So employers might consider the idea of hiring immigrants as shorthand for hiring people who’ve worked outside traditional systems to advance, who’ve grappled with trauma or uncertainty, who’ve seen some life.

From Fortune

They should only be used as a shorthand for personnel, not necessarily for a formation.

She said Wright, whom the girl refers to as the shorthand “J,” also sensed that the heat was on.

In doing these interviews and talking about her these past seasons, have you developed a shorthand for describing her personality?

That serves as shorthand for Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Porsche.

Throw in the period setting and “like Mad Men during WWII” shorthand becomes inevitable.

The media, forever starved for lazy shorthand, have gone along with the labeling too.

By this new species of shorthand we might have embodied this very article in half a dozen sprightly etchings!

Is it possible that money orders could be sent to someone just by using initials or some shorthand name?

He takes the precaution to station a shorthand writer in a concealed part of the room.

It seems strangely like old times to me to be making these jottings in Pitman's shorthand.

"I'm needing another shorthand man, and I can afford to pay a good bit more than that," he growled.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shorthand, such as: transcription, copy, correspondence, notes, record, and stenography.

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