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stenography

[stuh-nog-ruh-fee] /stəˈnɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
the art of writing in shorthand.
Origin of stenography
1595-1605
First recorded in 1595-1605; steno- + -graphy
Related forms
stenographic
[sten-uh-graf-ik] /ˌstɛn əˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
stenographical, adjective
stenographically, adverb
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Examples from the Web for stenographic
Historical Examples
  • We may regret that no stenographic report was made of the interview.

  • When they returned to the office, Athalie began to transcribe her stenographic notes.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • In the course of our stenographic conversation, I learned that "cax" signified two.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor
  • From these meetings all stenographic reporters were excluded.

  • The stenographic record of the interrogation was typed by Miss Wallingford.

  • Nor was there anything in the least businesslike, official, or stenographic about her manner.

    Queed Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • But that day at lunch Miss Winthrop handed him a stenographic report of the entire conversation.

    The Wall Street Girl Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • These clicks were the uniform, stenographic symbols of his emotions, and he could give them an infinite variety of meaning.

    Within the Tides Joseph Conrad
  • The stenographic and massage courses take the longest time; but at St. Dunstan's there is no time limit set for any course.

    Through St. Dunstan's to Light James H. Rawlinson
  • Miss Anthony never wrote her addresses and no stenographic reports were made.

British Dictionary definitions for stenographic

stenography

/stəˈnɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the act or process of writing in shorthand by hand or machine
2.
matter written in shorthand
Derived Forms
stenographic (ˌstɛnəˈɡræfɪk), stenographical, adjective
stenographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for stenographic

stenography

n.

"shorthand," c.1600, from Greek stenos "narrow" (of unknown origin) + -graphy.

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