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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 stenography
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  • If you want me to, I'll go at stenography and typewriting at once.

    From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
  • But I don't know a blooming thing about stenography or typewriting.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • Athalie coloured and laughed: "Thank you, but I had rather work at stenography."

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • What she ought to do is to take a course in stenography and shorthand.

    Odd Numbers

    Sewell Ford
  • Had he been proficient in stenography, he could have done it in seven minutes.

  • One of the modes of escape which he attempted was stenography.

    Famous Authors (Men)

    E. F. (Edward Francis) Harkins
  • He had published a remarkably concise system of stenography.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • It would take her hardly any time to conquer the mysteries of stenography.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • She goes into journalism, stenography or the office of a magazine.

    The Salamander Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for stenography

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 stenography
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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