longhand

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long +‎ hand

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longhand (uncountable)

  1. The written characters used in the common method of writing; -- opposed to shorthand, or typing or printing; handwriting.

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longhand (not comparable)

  1. To write something by hand in normal characters, as opposed to shorthand.
  2. To write something out by hand (with pen or pencil), rather than printing out; handwritten.
    I had to write the essay out twice longhand – they wouldn’t let me print it out. It took forever!

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