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  1. shorthand in which alphabetic letters or types are used to produce shortened forms of words or groups of words.
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Origin of stenotypy

First recorded in 1890–95; stenotype + -y3
Related formssten·o·typ·ic [sten-uh-tip-ik] /ˌstɛn əˈtɪp ɪk/, adjectivesten·o·typ·ist, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Stenotypy, sten′o-tīp-i, n. a system of shorthand representing by ordinary letters shortened signs of words or phrases.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)


British Dictionary definitions for stenotypy


  1. a form of shorthand in which alphabetic combinations are used to represent groups of sounds or short common words
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Derived Formsstenotypic (ˌstɛnəˈtɪpɪk), adjectivestenotypist, noun

Word Origin

C19: from steno- + type + -y ³, on the model of stenography
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