Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The art or process of writing in shorthand.
  • n. The art or practice of transcribing speech with a stenograph machine.
  • n. Material transcribed in shorthand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The practice of transcribing speech (primarily for later dictation or testimony), usually using shorthand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of writing in shorthand, by using abbreviations or characters for whole words; shorthand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of writing by means of brief signs which represent single sounds, groups of sounds, whole words, or groups of words; shorthand; brachygraphy: a generic term embracing all systems of shorthand, or brief writing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a method of writing rapidly
  • n. the act or art of writing in shorthand

Etymologies

steno- + -graphy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But at least it's not another piece of press-release stenography from the Real Estate Nerd. blog comments powered by Disqus publicola nerds

    Last Night « PubliCola

  • It is significant, however, that while the highest salary for a non-resident teacher has been only $1,400, "the best situation has been offered by an insurance company for a private secretary of high attainments in stenography and higher mathematics."

    Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893

  • Since the media is quick to jump on the Clinton bandwagon, expect to see the first round of reporting -- I mean "stenography" -- tilted in her favor.

    Poll: Majority Disagree With Obama On "Bitter" Remarks

  • That's what's known as "stenography" - come to me and tell me what you want me to say/print, don't expect me to ferret it out myself.

    Tim Russert Has Passed Away

  • I this evening boasted, that although I did not write what is called stenography, or short-hand, in appropriated characters devised for the purpose, I had a method of my own of writing half words, and leaving out some altogether so as yet to keep the substance and language of any discourse which I had heard so much in view, that I could give it very completely soon after I had taken it down.

    Life of Johnson

  • -- I this evening boasted, that although I did not write what is called stenography, or short-hand, in appropriated characters devised for the purpose, I had a method of my own of writing half words, and leaving out some altogether so as yet to keep the substance and language of any discourse which I had heard so much in view, that I could give it very completely soon after I had taken it down.

    Life of Johnson, Volume 3 1776-1780

  • The technique is generally known as stenography, or a way to write hidden messages known only to the sender and recipient.

    ARN News

  • If TPM is supposed to be different from traditional "stenography" reporting, I'd like to see a little more evidence.

    LA-GOV: Jindal Threatens To Sue TV Stations Running Ad Attacking Him

  • I think I hurt his feelings with the word "stenography".

    Hillary: Tuesday's Voting Will Be A "Game Changer"

  • I thought he said "stenography" and had no idea what he was talking about.

    Playbill.com : News

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