stenographer

or ste·nog·ra·phist

[ stuh-nog-ruh-fer ]
/ stəˈnɒg rə fər /

noun

a person who specializes in taking dictation in shorthand.

Nearby words

  1. stenobathic,
  2. stenocardia,
  3. stenocephaly,
  4. stenochoria,
  5. stenograph,
  6. stenographic,
  7. stenography,
  8. stenohaline,
  9. stenopeic,
  10. stenopetalous

Origin of stenographer

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800; stenograph + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for stenographer

stenographer

/ (stəˈnɒɡrəfə) /

noun

  1. mainly US and Canadian a person skilled in the use of shorthand and in typingBrit equivalent: shorthand typist
  2. a peson with these skills whose job it is to record verbatim everything that is said during a court case
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Word Origin and History for stenographer

stenographer

n.

1809, agent noun formation from stenography.

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