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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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He made his entries with a quill pen in black or brown ink, using Thomas Shelton's popular system of 'tachygraphy,' or shorthand, which was described by its publisher in the 1630s as 'the most exact and compendious method of Shorthand Swift Writing that hath ever yet been published.'