stenography

noun ste·nog·ra·phy \ -fē \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of stenography

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

play \ˌste-nə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

stenographically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of stenography in a Sentence

  1. Secretaries must be able to do stenography.

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First Known Use of stenography

1602


STENOGRAPHY Defined for English Language Learners

stenography

noun

Definition of stenography for English Language Learners

  • : a method used for writing down the words that someone says very quickly by using a special type of writing (called shorthand)



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