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 History of this Word

"steno" is from "stenos" (narrow) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"steno-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "narrow" or "small" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

steno- illustration What should you do if you were transcribing another stenographer's notes and could not read them?
steno- illustration I am trying to illustrate the growth of stenothermal bacteria.