steno

[sten-oh]

Origin:
1910–15; by shortening; see steno-

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steno-

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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steno (ˈstɛnəʊ)
 
n , pl stenos
informal (US), (Canadian) short for stenographer

steno- or (before a vowel) sten-
 
combining form
indicating narrowness or contraction: stenography; stenosis
 
[from Greek stenos narrow]
 
sten- or (before a vowel) sten-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek stenos narrow]

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steno- pref.
Narrow; small: stenothorax.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
steno
  1. stenographer

  2. stenography

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It was right there, little notepads, tiny little steno notebooks that he carried in his back pocket.
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