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stenography

[stuh-nog-ruh-fee] /stəˈnɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
the art of writing in shorthand.
Origin
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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  • Your application does not show that you have the required typing and/or stenography skills needed for this position.
  • For example, a stenographer who is given a course in stenography is engaged in an activity to make her a better stenographer.
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  • She goes to night school, where she learns stenography.
  • Subsequent inventions of computer aided transcription quickly moved machine stenography to a higher technology based process.
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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