noun, plural sten·os for 1.
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Origin of steno.
WORDS THAT USE STENO-
What does steno- mean?
Examples of steno-
An example of a word you may have encountered that features the combining form steno- is stenography, “the act of writing in shorthand.”
Shorthand is a method of rapid handwriting using simple strokes, abbreviations, or symbols that designate letters, words, or phrases. A person who specializes in taking dictation in shorthand, such as in court, is a stenographer.
Stenographer and stenography are sometimes referred to as steno for short.
As we have seen, steno- literally means “narrow,” here implying “short” or “contracted” writing (as opposed to longhand). What about -graphy? That’s right, it denotes a process or form of writing. Stenography literally translates to “narrow writing.”
What are some words that use the combining form steno-?
- stenosis (using the equivalent form of steno- in Greek)
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Example sentences from the Web for steno
But surely the change would have happened had she never emerged from the steno pool.
Fortunately, by then he was in England carrying a steno pad, not in Tunisia hauling a howitzer.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day|Timothy M. Gay|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Steno first proved the heart to be a muscle that contracts actively and expels the blood.An Epitome of the History of Medicine|Roswell Park
Steno was rightly considered in his own time as one of the greatest of anatomical discoverers.Catholic Churchmen in Science|James J. Walsh
Genevieve—that yella-headed steno—was married last month to Henry, the shipping clerk.Roast Beef, Medium|Edna Ferber
And that poor Alba Steno, that child of twenty, whom they drag through these improper intrigues!
But it was unnecessary to mention it, for, situated as he was, Countess Steno would gladly have accepted him as a son-in-law.