Stenography Ste*nog"ra*phy, n. [Gr. steno`s narrow, close + graphy: cf. F. st['e]nographie, G. stenographie.] The art of writing in shorthand, by using abbreviations or characters for whole words; shorthand. [1913 Webster]

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  • stenography — ste‧nog‧ra‧phy [stəˈnɒgrəfi ǁ ˈnɑː ] noun [uncountable] a system of writing quickly by using signs or short forms for words and phrases; = SHORTHAND * * * stenography UK US /steˈnɒɡrəfi/ noun [U] WORKPLACE, MEETINGS ► SHORTHAND(Cf. ↑ …   Financial and business terms

  • stenography — shorthand, c.1600, from Gk. stenos narrow (of unknown origin) + graphos writing …   Etymology dictionary

  • stenography — ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ the action or process of writing in shorthand and transcribing the shorthand on a typewriter. DERIVATIVES stenographer noun stenographic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek stenos narrow …   English terms dictionary

  • stenography — [stə näg′rəfē] n. shorthand writing; specif., the skill or work of writing down dictation, testimony, etc. in shorthand and later transcribing it, as on a typewriter stenographic [sten΄ə graf′ik] adj. stenographical stenographically adv …   English World dictionary

  • stenography — noun Date: 1602 1. the art or process of writing in shorthand 2. shorthand especially written from dictation or oral discourse 3. the making of shorthand notes and subsequent transcription of them • stenographic adjective • stenographically… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stenography — stenographic /sten euh graf ik/, stenographical, adj. stenographically, adv. /steuh nog reuh fee/, n. the art of writing in shorthand. [1595 1605; STENO + GRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • stenography — noun /stɪˈnɒɡɹəfi,stəˈnɑɡɻəfi/ The practice of transcribing speech (primarily for later dictation or testimony), usually using shorthand. See Also: stenographer, steno, steno pad, steno pool …   Wiktionary

  • stenography — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. See shorthand. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. phonography, stenotype, tachygraphy; see shorthand …   English dictionary for students

  • stenography — ste|nog|ra|phy [stəˈnɔgrəfi US ˈna: ] n [U] [Date: 1600 1700; : Greek; Origin: stenos narrow + English graphy] AmE or BrE old fashioned a fast way of writing in which you use special signs or short forms of words, used especially to record what… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stenography — ste|nog|ra|phy [ stə nagrəfi ] noun uncount a system of writing very quickly using special signs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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