longhand

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long +‎ hand

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longhand ‎(countable and uncountable, plural longhands)

  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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