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steno

[sten-oh] /ˈstɛn oʊ/
noun, plural stenos for 1.
1.
a stenographer.
2.
the art or practice of a stenographer; stenography.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; by shortening; see steno-

steno-

1.
a combining form meaning “narrow,” “close,” used in the formation of compound words:
stenopetalous.
Origin
< Greek stenós

steno.

Also, stenog.
Origin
1905-10, Americanism; by shortening
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  • It was right there, little notepads, tiny little steno notebooks that he carried in his back pocket.
British Dictionary definitions for steno

steno

/ˈstɛnəʊ/
noun (pl) stenos
1.
(US & Canadian, informal) short for stenographer

steno-

combining form
1.
indicating narrowness or contraction: stenography, stenosis
Word Origin
from Greek stenos narrow
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steno in Medicine

steno- pref.
Narrow; small: stenothorax.

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Related Abbreviations for steno

steno

  1. stenographer
  2. stenography
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