American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The art or practice of rapid writing or shorthand, especially the stenography of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Stenography, or the art of writing in abbreviations: used especially for the stenographic systems of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The signs used by the Romans were known as Tironian notes. See Tironian.
- n. The art and practice of rapid writing.
- n. Stenography or shorthand as done in ancient and mediæval times.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The art or practice of rapid writing; shorthand writing; stenography.
- n. a method of writing rapidly
- tachy- + -graphy (Wiktionary)
“Meseems it is in its way a style of tachygraphy or short-hand such as I use to set down these pages.”
“More than this, Innocent needed a secretary for his vast correspondence, and, struck with the tachygraphy of Kallias, had asked him to return to Rome after he had delivered his missives, and to take a permanent place in his household.”
“Councils -- e.g. Chalcedon -- seem to be due to very successful tachygraphy.”
“It is believed that tachygraphy was known from very early times, and Xenophon is said to have”
“I must leave it for experts in tachygraphy to decide whether the style of the Tironian notes is that of the school of Orléans.]”
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