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stenographer

or ste·nog·ra·phist

[stuh-nog-ruh-fer]
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noun
  1. a person who specializes in taking dictation in shorthand.
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Origin of stenographer

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800; stenograph + -er1
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Related Words for stenographer

correspondent, author, reporter, critic, columnist, poet, novelist, dramatist, journalist, editor, biographer, essayist, screenwriter, cashier, auditor, worker, agent, bookkeeper, operator, salesperson

Examples from the Web for stenographer

Contemporary Examples of stenographer

Historical Examples of stenographer

  • The stenographer was to take his seat in this corridor, just outside one of the windows.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • When he had completed his instructions to the stenographer, Burke turned to Gilder and Demarest.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • Then, as the stenographer entered, he went on with lively interest.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • Garson cried; and he looked expectantly toward the stenographer.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • He straightened a little, and again looked at the stenographer.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana


British Dictionary definitions for stenographer

stenographer

noun
    1. mainly US and Canadiana 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

n.

1809, agent noun formation from stenography.

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