longhand

[lawng-hand, long-]
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:
1660–70; long1 + hand

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longhand (ˈlɒŋˌhænd)
 
n
ordinary handwriting, in which letters, words, etc, are set down in full, as opposed to shorthand or to typing

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Example sentences
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.
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