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 (tă-kĭg′rə-fē, tə-)
The art or practice of rapid writing or shorthand, especially the stenography of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
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(Historical Terms) shorthand, esp as used in ancient Rome or Greece
taˈchygrapher, taˈchygraphist n
tachygraphic, tachygraphical adj
ˌtachyˈgraphically adv
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(tæˈkɪg rə fi, tə-)

shorthand, esp. any of various shorthand systems of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
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1. the ancient Greek and Roman shorthand systems.
2. cursive writing. — tachygrapher, tachygraphist, n.tachygraphic, tachygraphical, adj.
See also: Writing
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Noun1.tachygraphy - a method of writing rapidlytachygraphy - a method of writing rapidly    
handwriting, script, hand - something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
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