- a person who specializes in taking dictation in shorthand.
Origin of stenographer
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Examples from the Web for stenographer
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Instead, it ended with a stenographer screaming about the freemasons.Inside the GOP Surrender
October 17, 2013
The stenographer was to take his seat in this corridor, just outside one of the windows.
When he had completed his instructions to the stenographer, Burke turned to Gilder and Demarest.
He straightened a little, and again looked at the stenographer.
Then, as the stenographer entered, he went on with lively interest.
Garson cried; and he looked expectantly toward the stenographer.
- mainly US and Canadiana person skilled in the use of shorthand and in typingBrit equivalent: shorthand typist
- a peson with these skills whose job it is to record verbatim everything that is said during a court case
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Word Origin and History for stenographer
1809, agent noun formation from stenography.
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