tachygraphy

noun
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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