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longhand

[lawng-hand, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌhænd, ˈlɒŋ-/
noun
1.
writing of the ordinary kind, in which words are written out in full (distinguished from shorthand).
adjective
2.
using longhand:
longhand writing.
3.
written in longhand:
a longhand account of the meeting.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; long1 + hand
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Examples from the web for longhand
  • The blue whale writes a kind of longhand on the surface of the sea.
  • He self-published the story this year, virtually unchanged from the manuscript he had scribbled in longhand.
  • He loved the sheer act of it, writing every morning and always in longhand.
  • Easier to write on computers than by longhand or with typewriters, where a single revision required lengthy retyping.
  • One easy way to stop students downloading student papers is to make them write them out longhand while you are watching them.
  • People once copied quotations longhand of writers they hoped to emulate.
  • My longhand has remained borderline illegible since first grade.
  • She avoids the typewriter or computer, writing in longhand with ball-point pen.
  • He/she will have a computer available to use, but may write the essay or memo in longhand.
  • These short notes can usually be made on a standard form more easily than they can be written in longhand.
British Dictionary definitions for longhand

longhand

/ˈlɒŋˌhænd/
noun
1.
ordinary handwriting, in which letters, words, etc, are set down in full, as opposed to shorthand or to typing
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Word Origin and History for longhand
adj.

also long-hand, of handwriting, 1660s, from long (adj.) + hand (n.).

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