Q: "Serve as a shorthand for" とはどういう意味ですか?
A: Serve as a shorthand = something short to replace something longer.

Bart serves as a shorthand for the name Bartholomew.

Thank goodness the Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus can have SCUBA as a shorthand for it.

I'm Penelope, but you can call me Penny for short.
Q: shorthand とはどういう意味ですか?
A: Shorthand can mean that you "take shorthand." That's a system of taking notes which uses symbols, not letters. The opposite is longhand which is handwriting. You can also use shorthand in a phrase to mean an abbreviation or a shortened way to say something which may be not so easy to get if you do not know the system. For example, shorthand to my boyfriend would be "I am going to disappear" and that means I am going to take a nap and under no circumstances should I be disturbed.
Q: shorthand とはどういう意味ですか?
A: Yeah, like said. A quick way to categorize a relatively complex situation.
Q: shorthand とはどういう意味ですか?
A: A method of rapid writing by means of abbreviations and symbols, used especially for taking dictation.


Q: shorthand と abbreviations はどう違いますか?
A: Abbreviations are official ways of shortening words.
Shorthand can be similar between people, but it's just lazy way to write.


Q: ‎ your own shorthand method.

= form, right?
A: Yes, it means to create or form.
Q: As a shorthand for celebrating modesty and humbleness, Jantelagen is not dissimilar to tall poppy syndrome.

Does it mean that Jantelagen is similar to tall poppy syndrome?
A: Not quite.

The 'never' is contained in X, so it doesn't apply to Y.

There should really be a comma after "...else".
Q: what is the shorthand form of commanding "forward leaning rest" in military?

do the drill sergeants say "down"?
A: I think you are referring to “at ease” or “rest” they are similar commands, but slightly different. At “at ease” they are not supposed to talk, but are free to move, at “rest” they can talk and move.

There is also the command “parade rest” which means standing in the “rest” position but no movement or talking is allowed.