ta·​chyg·​ra·​phy | \ taˈkigrəfē, təˈk- \
plural -es

Definition of tachygraphy

1 : the art or practice of rapid writing : shorthand, stenography especially : the rapid writing or shorthand of the ancient Greeks and Romans
2a : cursive writing
b : the abbreviated form of Greek and Latin used in the Middle Ages

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History and Etymology for tachygraphy

Greek tachygraphein to write shorthand (from tachygraphos tachygrapher) + English -y

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“Tachygraphy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tachygraphy. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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