from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as tachygraphic.
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Several of these tachygraphical signs, indicating endings, parts of the verb "to be", etc., are transferred to the minuscule, and some recur in Latin handwriting.
Latins, knew a tachygraphical character in which syllables were represented by signs.
Pope Sylvester II also used for his letters a North Italian tachygraphical system, in which each syllable is represented by a sign of its own (see J.