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See also: Shortcut, short-cut, and short cut

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EtymologyEdit

From short +‎ cut.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃɔːtkʌt/
  • Hyphenation: short‧cut

NounEdit

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 file that points to the location of another file and serves as a quick way to access it.
    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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VerbEdit

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

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