[ sten-oh ]
/ ˈstɛn oʊ /
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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-
Other definitions 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
Other definitions for steno (3 of 3)
Origin of steno.
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; by shortening
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How to use steno in a sentence
But surely the change would have happened had she never emerged from the steno pool.Was Helen Gurley Brown A Feminist?|David Frum|August 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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.
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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