speedwriting

[ speed-rahy-ting ]
/ ˈspidˌraɪ tɪŋ /

noun

a system of shorthand that is based on the sound of words and utilizes letters of the alphabet rather than symbols.

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Origin of speedwriting

1920–25; speed + writing; formerly a trademark

Words nearby speedwriting

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British Dictionary definitions for speedwriting

Speedwriting
/ (ˈspiːdˌraɪtɪŋ) /

noun

trademark a form of shorthand in which alphabetic combinations are used to represent groups of sounds or short common words
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