noun Date: 1809 1. a writer of shorthand 2. a person employed chiefly to take and transcribe dictation

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  • Stenographer — Ste*nog ra*pher, n. One who is skilled in stenography; a writer of shorthand. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • stenographer — UK [stəˈnɒɡrəfə(r)] / US [stəˈnɑɡrəfər] noun [countable] Word forms stenographer : singular stenographer plural stenographers someone whose job is to write notes using stenography …   English dictionary

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  • stenographer — stenography ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ the action or process of writing in shorthand and transcribing the shorthand on a typewriter. DERIVATIVES stenographer noun stenographic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek stenos narrow …   English terms dictionary

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