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1(method of writing)taquigrafía feminineto take sth down in shorthand — escribir algo en taquigrafía
- They condense complicated concepts into shorthand words and phrases, saving time.
- Her tired assistant sat opposite her scribbling away on her notepad, writing in shorthand every word that her employer was saying.
- Recently an auction of items belonging to Isaac Pitman, inventor of the Pitman shorthand system of writing, went up for sale.
- He even went to great lengths to conceal his work by writing in cryptic shorthand or writing backwards.
- Each page on the pads is filled with all sorts of bizarre shorthand scribbled in a totally random fashion around the edges.
- It never prevailed over the more popular Pitman system of shorthand, even though it was easier to write.
- These notes are almost entirely written in Aramaic in a form of shorthand abbreviations.
- Sir Issac Pitman began the first correspondence course for his shorthand system.
- Coleridge also gave lectures on general literature and philosophy, which have survived in the form of notes and shorthand reports.
- A shorthand system such as the Banff system is completely opaque to nonspecialists.
- He cannot read shorthand and throws Harker's encrypted writings on the fire in disgust.
- Well I guess they do have some shorthand or abbreviations but then, how do they remember them all?
- He and his brothers all helped out with reporting and were so skilled at shorthand that each could read the other's verbatim notes.
- When he was just 12, Mr Walton's father persuaded a local journalist to teach his son shorthand in the hope that it would open doors to a better career.
- Part of the symphony was substantially complete, but the rest consisted of shorthand scribbles and anguished remarks in the margins.
- Each supports the other by writing letters composed of little more than their own shorthand dialogue.
- Otherwise, he would not be able to record the thoughts of Martin O'Neill, and would have to rely on shorthand skills.
- The chemical formula provides a great deal of information about a substance in shorthand form.
- With the development of girls' education and the acquisition of typing and shorthand skills, women increasingly made their mark on this sector.
- For journalists, it could well signal the death-knell of the spiral-bound notebook with its copious shorthand notes.
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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