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longhand (adj.)

also long-hand, of handwriting in full (as opposed to shorthand), 1660s, from long (adj.) + hand (n.) "handwriting."

updated on August 19, 2016

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Definitions of longhand from WordNet
1
longhand (n.)
rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper;
Synonyms: running hand / cursive / cursive script
2
longhand (adj.)
having words written out in full by hand;
longhand writing
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