[ sten-oh ]
/ ˈstɛn oʊ /
noun, plural sten·os for 1.
the art or practice of a stenographer; stenography.
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Origin of steno
1910–15; by shortening; see steno-
Definition for steno (2 of 3)
a combining form meaning “narrow,” “close,” used in the formation of compound words: stenopetalous.
Origin of steno-
From the Greek word stenós
Definition for steno (3 of 3)
Origin of steno.
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for steno (1 of 2)
/ (ˈstɛnəʊ) /
noun plural stenos
US and Canadian informal short for stenographer
British Dictionary definitions for steno (2 of 2)
before a vowel sten-
indicating narrowness or contractionstenography; stenosis
Word Origin for steno-
from Greek stenos narrow
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Medical definitions for steno
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