stenotypy

[ sten-uh-tahy-pee ]
/ ˈstɛn əˌtaɪ pi /

noun

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

OTHER WORDS FROM stenotypy

sten·o·typ·ic [sten-uh-tip-ik] /ˌstɛn əˈtɪp ɪk/, adjectivesten·o·typ·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stenotypy

stenotypy
/ (ˈstɛnəˌtaɪpɪ) /

noun

a form of shorthand in which alphabetic combinations are used to represent groups of sounds or short common words

Derived forms of stenotypy

stenotypic (ˌstɛnəˈtɪpɪk), adjectivestenotypist, noun

Word Origin for stenotypy

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