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shorthand

Pronunciation: /ˈʃɔːrthænd; ˈʃɔːthænd/

Translation of shorthand in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (method of writing) taquigrafía (feminine) to take sth down in shorthand escribir* algo en taquigrafía
    Example sentences
    • These notes are almost entirely written in Aramaic in a form of shorthand abbreviations.
    • He even went to great lengths to conceal his work by writing in cryptic shorthand or writing backwards.
    • Well I guess they do have some shorthand or abbreviations but then, how do they remember them all?
    1.2 (abbreviation) jerga (feminine) 'the immigration issue' is shorthand for a whole series of problems 'la cuestión de la inmigración' es una manera conveniente de referirse a toda una serie de problemas

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