Definition of shortlist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shortlist

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BrE BrE//ˈʃɔːtlɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɔːrtlɪst//
 
 
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[usually singular] a small number of candidates for a job, etc., who have been chosen from all the people who applied to draw up a shortlist a shortlist for a literary prize She is on my shortlist of great singers. Wordfinderapply, appoint, candidate, CV, experience, interview, job description, qualification, reference, shortlistExtra examples The film is on the shortlist for Best Picture. The interviewers have to draw up a shortlist of five or six people. They will choose from a shortlist of seven candidates. a shortlist of candidates

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