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Borrowed from Latin [Term?], from tachy- (fast) +‎ -graphy (written).

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  • IPA(key): /tæˈkɪɡɹəfi/, /tə-/
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tachygraphy (uncountable)

  1. The art and practice of rapid writing.
  2. (historical) Stenography or shorthand as done in ancient and medieval times.
    Coordinate terms: calligraphy, stenography
    • 1827, John Colin Dunlop, History of Roman Literature from its Earliest Period to the Augustan Age[1], volume II:
      Tiro, the favourite freedman of Cicero, greatly increased the number, and brought this sort of tachygraphy to its greatest perfection among the Romans.

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