Definition of tachygraphy in English:



  • [mass noun] Stenography or shorthand, especially that of ancient or medieval scribes.

    • ‘The exact minutes of some of the Councils - e.g. Chalcedon - seem to be due to very successful tachygraphy.’
    • ‘Notably Mentz argues that the inscription is not an example of tachygraphy but rather an early attempt, during the tumultuous times surrounding the Pelepponesian War, to reform the Greek language.’
    • ‘Primarily let us ask, if a contemporary of Xenophon knew anything about tachygraphy, how is it that no one alluded to this art?’