Define: Stenographer

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Definition: Stenographer

Quick Summary of Stenographer

A Stenographer is someone skilled in the transcription of speech (for example, a secretary who takes dictation)

What is the dictionary definition of Stenographer?

Dictionary Definition

A person whose job is to transcribe speech in shorthand.


Full Definition of Stenographer

A stenographer is a person who makes a written verbatim record using a unique shortened writing style called “steno” on a steno machine. Steno is “written” on the machine using a special theory that is based on syllables, rather than letter by letter, as is done on a typical keyboard.


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Definition Sources

Definitions for Stenographer are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 2nd February, 2020