[ sten-uh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈstɛn əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /


any of various keyboard instruments, somewhat resembling a typewriter, used for writing in shorthand, as by means of phonetic or arbitrary symbols.
a character written in shorthand.

verb (used with object)

to write in shorthand.

Origin of stenograph

First recorded in 1815–25; steno- + -graph Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stenograph

/ (ˈstɛnəˌɡræf, -ˌɡrɑːf) /


any of various keyboard machines for writing in shorthand
any character used in shorthand


(tr) to record (speeches, minutes, letters, etc) in shorthand
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