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1 definition by Miss D79

 
1.
One who is trained and certified to write shorthand, either by machine or hand, and report any proceedings, whether it be depositions, court, or captioning for the deaf/hard of hearing. They are responsible for keeping an accurate and clear record of legal proceedings.
Who is that person in front of the courtroom typing on that funny-looking machine?

That's a stenographer.
by Miss D79 July 13, 2008