- the art of writing in shorthand.
Origin of stenography
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Examples from the Web for stenography
O'Keefe thinks it's a form of "guerrilla theater" and that journalists in America tend to do a lot of "stenography."March 13: 7 Best Moments From Sunday Talk
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If you want me to, I'll go at stenography and typewriting at once.From Farm to Fortune
Horatio Alger Jr.
But I don't know a blooming thing about stenography or typewriting.Quin
Alice Hegan Rice
Athalie coloured and laughed: "Thank you, but I had rather work at stenography."Athalie
Robert W. Chambers
What she ought to do is to take a course in stenography and shorthand.Odd Numbers
Had he been proficient in stenography, he could have done it in seven minutes.Jokes For All Occasions
- the act or process of writing in shorthand by hand or machine
- matter written in shorthand
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Word Origin and History for stenography
"shorthand," c.1600, from Greek stenos "narrow" (of unknown origin) + -graphy.
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