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Definition of "stenograph" [sten•o•graph]

  • A keyboard machine for reproducing letters in a shorthand system. (noun)
  • A character in shorthand. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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