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Pitman

[pit-muh n] /ˈpɪt mən/
noun
1.
Sir Isaac, 1813–97, English inventor of a system of shorthand.
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  • Let us always strive to uphold the reputation already gained by the followers of isaac pitman.

    Silver Links Various
  • She had grappled with isaac pitman as with Apollyon and had not been worsted.

    Hilda Lessways Arnold Bennett
  • isaac pitman was the originator and father of scientific phonography.

    What Is Man? And Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • About 1837 isaac pitman, an Englishman, put stenography upon a phonetic basis and therefore a scientific basis.

  • Unexpectedly a most superior young man came within my ken who was a disciple of isaac pitman.

    Tales From Bohemia Robert Neilson Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for isaac pitman

pitman

/ˈpɪtmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(mainly Scot & Northern English) a person who works down a mine, esp a coal miner

Pitman

/ˈpɪtmən/
noun
1.
Sir Isaac. 1813–97, English inventor of a system of phonetic shorthand (1837)
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