phonography
noun Date: 1701 1. spelling based on pronunciation 2. a system of shorthand writing based on sound

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  • Phonography — Phonography, meaning sound writing in Greek, may refer to:* Pitman Shorthand, sometimes called phonography , is a system of shorthand stenography developed by Isaac Pitman * Phonography, is an alternate name for Field recording * Phonography… …   Wikipedia

  • Phonography — Pho*nog ra*phy, n. [Phono + graphy.] 1. A description of the laws of the human voice, or sounds uttered by the organs of speech. [1913 Webster] 2. A representation of sounds by distinctive characters; commonly, a system of shorthand writing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phonography — [fō näg′rə fē, fənäg′rə fē] n. [ PHONO + GRAPHY] 1. a written or printed representation of the sounds of speech; phonetic spelling or transcription 2. any system of shorthand based on a phonetic transcription of speech; esp., the system invented… …   English World dictionary

  • phonography — phonographer, phonographist, n. /foh nog reuh fee/, n., pl. phonographies for 2. 1. phonetic spelling, writing, or shorthand. 2. a system of phonetic shorthand, as that invented by Sir Isaac Pitman in 1837. [1695 1705; PHONO + GRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • phonography — noun a) the transcription of speech using symbols b) a form of shorthand using such symbols …   Wiktionary

  • phonography — n sound transcription, phonetic spelling, spelling, orthography, phonetics; stenotypy, stenography, tachygraphy …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • phonography — pho·nog·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • phonography — pho•nog•ra•phy [[t]foʊˈnɒg rə fi[/t]] n. pl. phies 1) ling. phn phonetic spelling, writing, or shorthand 2) ling. phn a system of phonetic shorthand, as that invented by Sir Isaac Pitman in 1837 • Etymology: 1695–1705 pho•nog′ra•pher,… …   From formal English to slang

  • phonography — /foʊˈnɒgrəfi/ (say foh nogruhfee) noun 1. phonetic spelling, writing, or shorthand. 2. a system of phonetic shorthand invented in 1837 by Sir Isaac Pitman …   Australian English dictionary

  • phonography — n. 1 writing in esp. shorthand symbols, corresponding to the sounds of speech. 2 the recording of sounds by phonograph. Derivatives: phonographic adj …   Useful english dictionary

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