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(also phonography, shorthand), n. ~ 1. The process of using shorthand script1 to transcribe speech. - 2. The process of transcribing speech using a specialized typewriter.

(Yates 1989, p. 37) Stenography1, or phonography (as it was often called) – taking dictation by shorthand and later transcribing it – seems to have played only a limited role in business before the typewriter.