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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
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someone who writes down stuff in court..... or looks at babies.
"whats your uncle do for a living?"
"he's a stenographer.....he looks at sonograms of babies"
by showersteve September 22, 2011
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