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typewriting

[tahyp-rahy-ting] /ˈtaɪpˌraɪ tɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or skill of using a typewriter.
2.
printed work done on a typewriter.
Origin of typewriting
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; typewrit(er) + -ing1

typewrite

[tahyp-rahyt] /ˈtaɪpˌraɪt/
verb (used with or without object), typewrote, typewritten, typewriting.
1.
to write by means of a typewriter; type.
Origin
First recorded in 1885-90; back formation from typewriter
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Examples from the Web for typewriting
Historical Examples
  • I expect that before long I shall have to take to typewriting.

    One Day's Courtship Robert Barr
  • He said he was a journalist and asked me to buy him a typewriting machine.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • "I'd do it in a minute if the boy knew shorthand and typewriting," he told himself.

    From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
  • 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
  • Braille and typewriting were taken up as a matter of course.

    Through St. Dunstan's to Light James H. Rawlinson
  • "We can read the typewriting on the billboards," sniffed Helen Cameron.

    Ruth Fielding At College Alice B. Emerson
  • Thus it is that woman has had to take to shorthand and typewriting.

  • The value to a reporter of a course in typewriting is therefore obvious.

  • But all those graces were behind a dusty wall of shorthand and typewriting.

    The Job Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for typewriting

typewriting

/ˈtaɪpˌraɪtɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or skill of using a typewriter
2.
copy produced by a typewriter; typescript

typewrite

/ˈtaɪpˌraɪt/
verb -writes, -writing, -wrote, -written
1.
to write by means of a typewriter; type
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