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Congressional Record

Congressional Record  

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(1874–),report of the proceedings of the Senate and House of Representatives. It was preceded by the Annals of Congress (1789–1824), the Register of Debates (1825–37), and the Congressional Globe ...
dictation

dictation  

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Dictation is the process by which someone reads out words orally so that someone else can write or copy them down. This might involve someone's reading out a pre-written text ...
miniature Books

miniature Books  

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Books designed in form and usually in content to be very much smaller than average, with a maximum dimension of three (or occasionally four) inches (76 or 100 millimeters). The ...
Peter Bales

Peter Bales  

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(1547–?1610),a calligraphist, who was employed in connection with state service and intercepted letters. Bale's The Writing Schoolmaster (1590) contains a section on shorthand, expanded in 1597 and ...
Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys  

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(1633–1703)Best known for his famous diary of the 1660s, now handsomely edited by R. Latham and W. Matthews (10 vols, 1970–83), Pepys was an outstanding administrator at the Navy Office and in 1684 ...
shorthand

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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An abbreviated, symbolic writing method that improves speed of writing and compact expression, used especially to record *dictation or discourse.

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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67 words

System of writing, used to record speech quickly. Phonetic shorthand systems first appeared during the 18th century, and the most

shorthand

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
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141 words

Shorthand is a system of writing at speed by means of abbreviations, signs, or symbols, and is therefore the opposite

shorthand book

shorthand book  

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An illustrated technical manual for teaching a shorthand system. The earliest were published in Britain in the late 16th century, notably Timothy Bright’s Characterie: An Arte of Shorte, Swifte, and ...
speed-reading

speed-reading  

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A cluster of techniques for reading from four to as many as ten times faster than the ‘normal’ adult reading pace of 250–300 words per minute without sacrificing reading comprehension. ...
stenography

stenography  

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Shorthand writing, especially with the use of a Stenotype, specially designed for this purpose. Compare brachygraphy, tachygraphy. stenographer n. A person skilled in the use of stenography. [From ...

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