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1. A keyboard machine used to record dictation in shorthand by a series of phonetic symbols.
2. A phonetic symbol or combination of symbols produced by such a machine.
tr.v. sten·o·typed, sten·o·typ·ing, sten·o·types
To record or transcribe (matter) with a stenotype machine.

sten′o·typ′ist n.


1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) trademark a machine with a keyboard for recording speeches, etc, in a phonetic shorthand
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) any machine resembling this
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the phonetic symbol typed in one stroke of such a machine


(ˈstɛn əˌtaɪp)

n., v. -typed, -typ•ing. n.
1. a keyboard machine resembling a typewriter, used in stenotypy.
2. the symbols typed in one stroke on this machine.
3. to write or record with a stenotype.
[1890–95; formerly a trademark]
sten′o•typ`ist, n.
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Administrative and support services/ court reporting and stenotype services
When I first started, the reporters for depositions used to do it by shorthand--now most of the depositions are done orally--you don't have anybody banging away on a stenotype machine.
Doris Goon graduated from a stenotype school and formed her own court-reporting service in Boston.
Stenotype keyboards were first developed for the verbatim transcription of courtroom proceedings.
She laughs when it's suggested that magic plays a part in court reporters being able to seemingly randomly hit buttons on the small stenotype machines they use in courtroom settings and spit out perfect transcripts of what just happened.
The report calls for the following measures to be adopted as soon as possible: increase the number of district court judges and judges of other courts of first instance based on the immediate and medium-term needs; create administrative courts of first instance; and, introduce stenotype machines to keep a full record of all court proceedings.
Court reporter Lori Sosnoski carried her stenotype machine up the stairs, set it on its tripod and fetched a nearby chair to set up shop in a corner near the judge.
Trudy used the stenotype, but she and I worked out a deal where she also tape recorded all the testimony and the arguments.
Court reporters use a Palantype or Stenotype stenograph machine, which type whole words and phrases with a single keyboard stroke.
The first stenotype machines were contemporary with the first typewriters in the 1870s, but machine stenography was not widely employed in courts or legal settings until the 1920s.
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Now, from Manhattan to Los Angeles, American law firms are tapping a fresh resource to streamline this process: Realtime court reporters--equipped with stenotype machine, laptop, state-of-the-art technology and years of training--who can transcribe spoken words simultaneously, or in "real time," at up to 260 words per minute.