speedwriting

[speed-rahy-ting]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. speedrun,
  2. speedster,
  3. speedwalk,
  4. speedway,
  5. speedwell,
  6. speedy,
  7. speel,
  8. speer,
  9. speer, albert,
  10. speir

Origin of speedwriting

1920–25; speed + writing; formerly a trademark

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British Dictionary definitions for speedwriting

Speedwriting

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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