- a stenographer.
- the art or practice of a stenographer; stenography.
Origin of steno
1910–15; by shortening; see steno-
Origin of steno.
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; by shortening
- a combining form meaning “narrow,” “close,” used in the formation of compound words: stenopetalous.
Origin of steno-
From the Greek word stenós
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Examples from the Web for steno
But surely the change would have happened had she never emerged from the steno pool.Was Helen Gurley Brown A Feminist?
August 14, 2012
Fortunately, by then he was in England carrying a steno pad, not in Tunisia hauling a howitzer.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day
Timothy M. Gay
June 6, 2012
The general course of Steno's argument may be stated in a few words.The Rise and Progress of Palaeontology
Thomas Henry Huxley
He is the lover of Steno, whom he stole from Gorka during the latter's trip to Poland.Cosmopolis, Complete
Steno, the disciple of Thomas Bartholin, followed the career of his master, with an equal success.
Steno was rightly considered in his own time as one of the greatest of anatomical discoverers.Catholic Churchmen in Science
James J. Walsh
Steno first proved the heart to be a muscle that contracts actively and expels the blood.An Epitome of the History of Medicine
- US and Canadian informal short for stenographer
before a vowel sten-
- indicating narrowness or contractionstenography; stenosis
from Greek stenos narrow
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- Narrow; small:stenothorax.
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