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

  • n. A keyboard machine for reproducing letters in a shorthand system.
  • n. A character in shorthand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A production of stenography; anything written in shorthand.
  • n. A shorthand character
  • v. To write or report in stenographic characters.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A production of stenography; anything written in shorthand.
  • transitive v. To write or report in stenographic characters.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To write or represent by stenography.
  • n. A character used in stenography; a writing, especially any note or memorandum, in shorthand.
  • n. A stenographic machine; a form of typewriter in which signs and marks of various kinds—dots, dashes, etc.—are used in place of ordinary letters.

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

  • v. write in shorthand
  • n. a shorthand character
  • n. a machine for typewriting shorthand characters


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  • Before many weeks Edward could "stenograph" fairly well, and as the typewriter had not then come into its own, he was ready to put his knowledge to practical use.

    A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After

  • The programme relished all the things wrong with Qwerty, and the many alternatives: some have blank keys for you to customise; others are for typing while you dive; and then there's the diverting-sounding Orbit keyboard, described by one expert as "like a stenograph machine but powered by knobs".

    Radio review: Fry's English Delight: The Trial Of Qwerty

  • (Bailiff (Chico) brings in Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (Groucho), as the Court Reporter (Harpo) types on stenograph, rips paper out and eats it; cue music)

    Spencer Green: Khalid Soup

  • Court reporters typically record words in a unique shorthand language using a machine called a stenograph.

    Capturing the Courtroom Word for Word

  • Most court reporters must buy their own equipment, including stenograph machines, which can cost $5,000 or more, laptop computers and transcription technology.

    Capturing the Courtroom Word for Word

  • Mass media has become, in the course of a few decades, a tool of dumbed-down distraction, suppression of truth, creator of ignorance, disseminator of disinformation and a stenograph for the corporatist elements that rule America.

    The Unearthing: An Awakening Has Arrived

  • Thus, as can readily be seen on a daily basis, both in the corporatist stenograph called the mass media and inside the halls of governance – for those willing to open their eyes and see, for those that have escaped the slavery of thought – is the perpetual attempt to make extinct all traces of inconvenient truths that might upset the long-standing balance that maintains the few in mastery over the many.

    The Unearthing: An Awakening has Arrived

  • TCO, I bet the senate has a stenograph department which has literal transcriptions of their sessions, I know the parliament in Holland has this service.

    Crichton at Senate EPW Committee « Climate Audit

  • I cannot repeat what he said; I was too much engrossed to take my note-book out, and begin to stenograph his story.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • William, who delighted in modern inventions, had written to him of the advantages of the stenograph, insisting that dictating was faster and easier, and if he concentrated sufficiently hard, produced seamlessly better results.

    The Master


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