stenography

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

noun

the art of writing in shorthand.

Nearby words

  1. stenocephaly,
  2. stenochoria,
  3. stenograph,
  4. stenographer,
  5. stenographic,
  6. stenohaline,
  7. stenopeic,
  8. stenopetalous,
  9. stenophagous,
  10. stenophyllous

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 stenography

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 stenography

stenography

n.

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

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