Amanuensis (noun)

  1. A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.
  2. A machine or device that writes what is dictated or spoken into it.


Derived from the latin word 'amanuensis' which means 'a secretary or scribe'.


  1. She worked as an amanuensis for a blind professor, taking dictation and transcribing it into Braille.
  2. The amanuensis recorded the proceedings of the meeting with precision.
  3. The lawyer used an amanuensis to transcribe all his important notes.
  4. The electronic amanuensis transformed the author's spoken words into text.
  5. The amanuensis was highly skilled in shorthand and able to take down verbatim transcripts.
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