tachygraphy

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. tachycardia,
  2. tachycardia window,
  3. tachycardia-bradycardia syndrome,
  4. tachycardiac,
  5. tachygraph,
  6. tachylitic,
  7. tachylyte,
  8. tachymeter,
  9. tachymetry,
  10. tachyon

Origin of tachygraphy

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

Related formsta·chyg·ra·pher, ta·chyg·ra·phist, nountach·y·graph·ic [tak-i-graf-ik] /ˌtæk ɪˈgræf ɪk/, tach·y·graph·i·cal, adjectivetach·y·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for tachygraphy

tachygraphy

noun

shorthand, esp as used in ancient Rome or Greece
Derived Formstachygrapher or tachygraphist, nountachygraphic (ˌtækɪˈɡræfɪk), adjectivetachygraphically, adverb

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