stenography

[ stuh-nog-ruh-fee ]
/ stəˈnɒg rə fi /

noun

the art of writing in shorthand.

Origin of stenography

First recorded in 1595–1605; steno- + -graphy
Related formssten·o·graph·ic [sten-uh-graf-ik] /ˌstɛn əˈgræf ɪk/, sten·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivesten·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for stenographic

stenography

/ (stəˈnɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun

the act or process of writing in shorthand by hand or machine
matter written in shorthand
Derived Formsstenographic (ˌstɛnəˈɡræfɪk) or stenographical, adjectivestenographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for stenographic

stenography


n.

"shorthand," c.1600, from Greek stenos "narrow" (of unknown origin) + -graphy.

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