One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A machine resembling a typewriter that is used for recording speech in syllables or phonemes.
- ‘Electronic stenotypes are not autonomous devices; they are linked to a computer.’
- ‘The stenotype works a bit like a portable word processor, but with a modified, 22-button keyboard in place of the standard qwerty setup.’
- ‘I didn't take shorthand, but used a Stenotype machine.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The stenotype was hard to learn but much easier to use.’
- ‘It's called a stenotype machine, and it's also used for captioning television broadcasts and general office stenography.’
Late 19th century: from stenography + type.
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