steno

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, chicagotribune.com, "Two trains, one tragedy: Remembering the deadly wreck that shook Naperville 75 years ago," 24 Apr. 2021 The steno machines look like laptops with smaller screens. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, "Baby powder, computer fans and flying fingers: Welcome to the Olympics of court reporting," 15 Aug. 2019 Unlike a computer keyboard, the steno keys are virtually silent, save for a soft pattering. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, "Baby powder, computer fans and flying fingers: Welcome to the Olympics of court reporting," 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, "Baby powder, computer fans and flying fingers: Welcome to the Olympics of court reporting," 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, "Sheriff’s use of courtroom camera to view juror’s notebook, lawyer’s notes sparks dismissal of criminal case," 4 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of steno

1913, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 May 2021

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“Steno.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steno. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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