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English definition of “stenographer”


noun [C]     /stəˈnɒɡ.rə.fər/ US  /-ˈnɑː.ɡrə.fɚ/ (US informal also steno)
a shorthand typistPeople who write for work or pleasure
(Definition of stenographer noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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