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shorthand

noun
     
short‧hand [uncountable]
1B a fast method of writing using special signs or shorter forms to represent letters, words, and phrases
in shorthand
The reporter took notes in shorthand.
a secretary who takes shorthand (=writes in shorthand)
longhand
2 a shorter but less clear way of saying something
shorthand for
He's been 'relocated', which is shorthand for 'given a worse job a long way away'.

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