Last modified on 24 January 2015, at 01:20




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shortcut (plural shortcuts)

  1. A path between two points that is faster than the commonly used paths.
  2. A method to accomplish something that omits one or more steps.
  3. (computing, in the Microsoft family of operating systems) A symlink (symbolic file link); especially, one that appears as an icon.
    There are shortcuts to some of my favourite applications on my desktop.
  4. A keyboard shortcut - a combination of keystrokes that provides easier access to a command or operation

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shortcut (third-person singular simple present shortcuts, present participle shortcutting, simple past and past participle shortcutted)

  1. (Discuss(+) this sense) To take or use a shortcut