\ ˈste-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce steno (audio) \
plural stenos

Definition of steno

Examples of steno in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, to keep himself organized, Horton started writing everything down in a steno pad notebook. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 17 July 2022 In April 1948, Cena, who died in 2016, took a job as a steno clerk at the Santa Fe Railway in Chicago and worked his way up the ladder to eventually become president and chief executive officer of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. Suzanne Baker,, 24 Apr. 2021 The steno machines look like laptops with smaller screens. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, 15 Aug. 2019 Unlike a computer keyboard, the steno keys are virtually silent, save for a soft pattering. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, 15 Aug. 2019 While these quick-twitch skills are mostly used in courtrooms and in boardrooms, veteran reporters and captioners relish the ability to compete against one another on steno’s biggest stage: the National Speed and Realtime competitions. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, 15 Aug. 2019 Screenshots from the video provided by Power that show close-ups of a trial exhibit, a steno book belonging to the No. Mike Carter, The Seattle Times, 4 Feb. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of steno

1913, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Jul 2022

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“Steno.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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