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stenotype Line breaks: steno|type
Pronunciation: /ˈstɛnə(ʊ)tʌɪp/

Definition of stenotype in English:


A machine resembling a typewriter that is used for recording speech in syllables or phonemes.
Example sentences
  • It's called a stenotype machine, and it's also used for captioning television broadcasts and general office stenography.
  • I can personally attest to that, having tried to learn a similar tool, the court reporter's stenotype machine, with which it is possible to record speech verbatim much faster than any typist can do.
  • Electronic stenotypes are not autonomous devices; they are linked to a computer.


Late 19th century: from stenography + type.



Example sentences
  • The jobs will be available for both good realtime stenotypists and good realtime voicewriters.
  • Widespread use of Computer Aided Transcription in the early to mid 1980s assured stenotypists that they no longer needed to dictate their notes or use the services of professional typists.
  • Court reporters, both stenotypists and voice writers, who specialize in captioning live television programming for people with hearing loss are commonly known as stenocaptioners.

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