from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A stenographer.
  • noun Stenography.

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  • noun a stenographer, someone whose job is to take dictation in shorthand


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a clipping of stenographer Derived from Ancient Greek στενοσις "stenosis" meaning shortening or narrowing, a limiting of size. γραφω grapho, also from Greek, meaning "I write".



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  • A stenographer

    I heard it in speech this morning--don't know when I last thought this word. It reminds me of the time I came home from second grade and announced that Donelda's uncle was a teletype. My mother explained that he was not a teletype, he was a teletype operator. "But Donelda said. . . "

    Anyway, this one is for you, reesetee.

    June 27, 2007