- 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.
- to write in shorthand.
Origin of stenograph
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Examples from the Web for stenograph
Slowly she tottered to the desk and sank down into her chair by the stenograph.Category Phoenix
I cannot repeat what he said; I was too much engrossed to take my note-book out and begin to stenograph his story.Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa
Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
I cannot repeat what he said; I was too much engrossed to take my notebook out, and begin to stenograph his story.The Personal Life Of David Livingstone
William Garden Blaikie
Did she have any sort of a machine, such as a stenograph, as the gentleman who is serving as court reporter has?Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- 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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