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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shortcut, cutoff, crosscutnoun

    a route shorter than the usual one


  1. shortcutnoun

    A path between two points that is faster than the commonly used paths.

  2. shortcutnoun

    A method to accomplish something that omits one or more steps.

  3. shortcutnoun

    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. shortcutnoun

    A keyboard shortcut - a combination of keystrokes that provides easier access to a command or operation


  1. shortcut

    A shortcut is a quicker or more direct route or method than the one usually taken, allowing one to bypass complexities and reach a goal more efficiently. They can be found in various fields including traveling, computing, and learning. In computing, for example, a shortcut is a file or icon enabling a user to access a particular program or data.


  1. Shortcut

    Shortcut is a Swedish-language magazine and meeting place centred on work and lifestyle. It is aimed at: ⁕People with higher education ⁕Entrepreneurs ⁕Free agents ⁕Self-taught people As at August 8, 2004 it has 40,374 members.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shortcut in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shortcut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of shortcut in a Sentence

  1. Lieutenant Ken Nelson:

    We were surprised that they were able to get their sedan to where they'd driven, they were trying to take a shortcut to Palm Springs and got on a dirt road that eventually turned into a trail and then just ended.

  2. David Strickland:

    What people are looking for is clear rules of the road of what needs to be done for (fully autonomous) vehicles to be on the road, nobody wants to take a shortcut on this.

  3. Steven Hoffman:

    In marketing literature, they talk about a halo effect around celebrities, whereby people have a very positive view of celebrities, and when celebrities endorse a product or recommend a particular health practice, it transfers their golden glow from the celebrity to the products or practice, in economics literature, there's recognition of something called signaling, which is whereby in a marketplace filled with competing ideas, people are constantly looking for a shortcut in order to identify which products or practices they should be following, and so a celebrity endorsing a product provides a cognitive shortcut to an otherwise very complicated decision.

  4. H. P. Lovecraft:

    It is only the inferior thinker who hastens to explain the singular and the complex by the primitive shortcut of supernaturalism.

  5. Roosh Valizadeh:

    Social status is a useful shortcut for women to judge the value of a man.

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