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shorthands, plural;
  1. A method of rapid writing by means of abbreviations and symbols, used esp. for taking dictation. The major systems of shorthand are those devised in 1837 by Sir Isaac Pitman and in 1888 by John R. Gregg (1867–1948)

  2. A short and simple way of expressing or referring to something
    • - poetry for him is simply a shorthand for literature that has aesthetic value

  1. a method of writing rapidly
  2. written in abbreviated or symbolic form; "shorthand notes"
  3. The plus-minus sign (±) is a mathematical symbol commonly used to indicate the precision of an approximation, or as a convenient notation for a value that can be of either sign.
  4. A compendious and rapid method of writing by substituting symbols, for letters, words, etc.; short writing; stenography; phonography; any brief or shortened way of saying or doing something
  5. A writing system which uses short strokes or special symbols to represent letters or words to make note-taking much faster. The most common systems in English are Pitman, Gregg and Teeline.
  6. Use of symbols and abbreviations of words allowing the user to write at the speed of speech (e.g. Teeline and Pitman are the two most common systems used).
  7. Shorthand is a Texas Holdem game played by six or less players. See the “Longhand ? item for more information.
  8. A method of entering text using Transcriber.
  9. This refers to a poker game with six or fewer people.
  10. Any of several systems of abbreviated writing or writing that substitutes symbols for words and phrases. Shorthand was widely used in business until the introduction of mechanical and electronic devices for transmitting the human voice gradually made shorthand obsolete. ...