from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who is employed to take dictation or to copy manuscript.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One employed to take dictation, or copy manuscripts
- n. A clerk, secretary or stenographer, or scribe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person whose employment is to write what another dictates, or to copy what another has written.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person whose employment is to write what another dictates, or to copy what has been written by another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone skilled in the transcription of speech (especially dictation)
Latin āmanuēnsis, from the phrase (servus) ā manū, (slave) at handwriting : ā, ab, by; see ab-1 + manū, ablative of manus, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin āmanuēnsis ("secretary"), from ab + manus, "by hand". (Wiktionary)