[sten-uh-graf, -grahf]
  1. any of various keyboard instruments, somewhat resembling a typewriter, used for writing in shorthand, as by means of phonetic or arbitrary symbols.
  2. a character written in shorthand.
verb (used with object)
  1. 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. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for stenograph


  1. any of various keyboard machines for writing in shorthand
  2. any character used in shorthand
  1. (tr) to record (speeches, minutes, letters, etc) in shorthand
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