from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A list of preferable items or candidates that have been selected for final consideration, as in making an award or filling a position.

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  • verb To place something on a short list

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb put someone or something on a short list
  • noun a list of applicants winnowed from a longer list who have been deemed suitable and from which the successful person will be chosen


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