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 (fə-nŏg′rə-fē, fō-)
1. The science or practice of transcribing speech by means of symbols representing elements of sound; phonetic transcription.
2. A system of shorthand based on phonetic transcription.

pho·nog′ra·pher, pho·nog′ra·phist n.


1. (Linguistics) a writing system that represents sounds by individual symbols. Compare logography
2. (Linguistics) the employment of such a writing system
phoˈnographer, phoˈnographist n


(foʊˈnɒg rə fi)

n., pl. -phies.
1. phonetic spelling, writing, or shorthand.
2. a system of phonetic shorthand, as that invented by Sir Isaac Pitman in 1837.
pho•nog′ra•pher, pho•nog′ra•phist, n.


1. any system of phonetic shorthand, as that of Pitman.
2. phonetic spelling, writing, or shorthand. — phonographer, phonographist, n.phonographic, adj.
See also: Writing
any phonetic spelling, writing, or shorthand system. — phonog-rapher, phonographist, n. — phonographic, phonographical, adj.
See also: Spelling
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Such is the understanding of modernism and the avant-garde of Friedrich Kittler (1990, 1999), who wanted to make a strict distinction between play with alphabetic signs and the effects on time and temporalities that inventions such as film and phonography would have.
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