shorthand definition by Webster's New World
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any system of speed writing using quickly made symbols to represent letters, words, and phrases
using or written in shorthand
shorthand definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- A system of rapid handwriting employing symbols to represent words, phrases, and letters.
- A system, form, or instance of abbreviated or formulaic reference: “The classical error is to regard a scientific law as only a shorthand for its instances” (Jacob Bronowski).