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noun

a list of those people or items preferred or most likely to be chosen, as winnowed from a longer list of possibilities.

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Origin of short list

First recorded in 1925–30

Definition for short list (2 of 2)

short-list
[ shawrt-list ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˌlɪst /

verb (used with object)

to put on a short list.
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British Dictionary definitions for short list

short list
/ mainly British /

noun

a list of suitable applicants for a job, post, etc, from which the successful candidate will be selected

verb short-list (tr)

to put (someone) on a short list
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