Part of speech: noun

Stenography or phonography.

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Usage examples "shorthand":

  1. " The Associated Press had a shorthand man travelling with President Johnson when he made his celebrated swing around the circle in a private train delivering hot speeches in defence of his conduct. - "Edison, His Life and Inventions", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.
  2. It is this: When I was a student I acquired the useful art of writing shorthand. - "The Eye of Osiris", R. Austin Freeman.
  3. I was an expert shorthand writer and this seemed to be the only reason for keeping me back from better work, so at least I thought, and I think so still. - "Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland", Joseph Tatlow.