tachygraphy

[ ta-kig-ruh-fee, tuh- ]

noun
  1. shorthand, especially the ancient Greek and Roman handwriting used for rapid stenography and writing.

Origin of tachygraphy

1
First recorded in 1635–45; tachy- + -graphy

Other words from tachygraphy

  • ta·chyg·ra·pher, ta·chyg·ra·phist, noun
  • tach·y·graph·ic [tak-i-graf-ik], /ˌtæk ɪˈgræf ɪk/, tach·y·graph·i·cal, adjective
  • tach·y·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby tachygraphy

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British Dictionary definitions for tachygraphy

tachygraphy

/ (tæˈkɪɡrəfɪ) /


noun
  1. shorthand, esp as used in ancient Rome or Greece

Derived forms of tachygraphy

  • tachygrapher or tachygraphist, noun
  • tachygraphic (ˌtækɪˈɡræfɪk), adjective
  • tachygraphically, adverb

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