brachygraphy
Definition - The art of writing with abbreviations or with abbreviated characters.

Notes:
1. Someone who does this is called a brachygrapher.

Example -

The Lord's Prayer in Pitman shorthand.
The Lord's Prayer in Pitman shorthand.


Etymology -
The word derives from the Greek brachys, short + graphein, to write.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1590:
"The art of brachygraphie, that is, to write as fast as a man speaketh treatably."
(P. Bale (title))



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