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stenography

[stuh-nog-ruh-fee] /stəˈnɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
the art of writing in shorthand.
Origin of stenography
1595-1605
1595-1605; steno- + -graphy
Related forms
stenographic
[sten-uh-graf-ik] /ˌstɛn əˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
stenographical, adjective
stenographically, adverb
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  • Others are taught nursing, bookkeeping, stenography, dentistry.

    The Living Present Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • If you want me to, I'll go at stenography and typewriting at once.

    From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
  • They had gone to the same commercial school, and were trained particularly in stenography and typing.

    Philip Dru: Administrator Edward Mandell House
  • But I don't know a blooming thing about stenography or typewriting.

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • I do want to learn how to do something to support myself, and stenography is so—abominably dull.

  • What she ought to do is to take a course in stenography and shorthand.

    Odd Numbers Sewell Ford
  • The remarks made on the occasion were as follows, verbatim et literatem, for I recorded them in stenography at the time.

  • One of the modes of escape which he attempted was stenography.

    Famous Authors (Men) E. F. (Edward Francis) Harkins
  • And to all of them she—who was going to be rich and powerful, directly she was good for one hundred words a minute at stenography!

    The Job Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for stenography

stenography

/stəˈnɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the act or process of writing in shorthand by hand or machine
2.
matter written in shorthand
Derived Forms
stenographic (ˌstɛnəˈɡræfɪk), stenographical, adjective
stenographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for stenography
n.

"shorthand," c.1600, from Greek stenos "narrow" (of unknown origin) + -graphy.

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