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  1. a keyboard machine resembling a typewriter, used in a system of phonetic shorthand.
  2. the symbols typed in one stroke on this machine.

Origin of stenotype

formerly a trademark Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for stenotype

shorthand, phonography, stenotype

Examples from the Web for stenotype

Historical Examples of stenotype

  • Copper watched Kennon as he dictated the covering letter, her slim fingers dancing over the stenotype.

    The Lani People

    J. F. Bone

British Dictionary definitions for stenotype


  1. trademark a machine with a keyboard for recording speeches, etc, in a phonetic shorthand
  2. any machine resembling this
  3. the phonetic symbol typed in one stroke of such a machine
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