a method of rapid handwriting using simple strokes, abbreviations, or symbols that designate letters, words, or phrases (distinguished from longhand).
a simplified or makeshift manner or system of communication:
We spoke in a kind of pidgin shorthand to overcome the language barrier.
using or able to use shorthand.
written in shorthand.
of or relating to shorthand.
a system of rapid handwriting employing simple strokes and other symbols to represent words or phrases
(as modifier): a shorthand typist
[shawrt-han-did] /ˈʃɔrtˈhæn dɪd/ adjective 1. not having the usual or necessary number of workers, helpers, etc. short-handed adjective 1. lacking the usual or necessary number of assistants, workers, etc 2. (sport, US & Canadian) with less than the full complement of players
- Shorthand typist
noun 1. (Brit) a person skilled in the use of shorthand and in typing US and Canadian name stenographer
adjective 1. of, relating to, or engaged in transportation over short distances: a short-haul trucking firm. noun 1. haul (def 22). noun 1. a journey over a short distance, esp by air see under long haul
noun 1. a brachycephalic person. 2. a head with a cephalic index of 81 or over.