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in·scrip·tion

 (ĭn-skrĭp′shən)
n.
1. The act or an instance of inscribing.
2. A marking, such as the wording on a coin, medal, monument, or seal, that is inscribed.
3. A piece of material, such as a stone or metal tablet, that is inscribed.
4. An enrollment or a registration of names.
5.
a. A short, signed message in a book or on a photograph given as a gift.
b. The usually informal dedication of a book or an artistic work.

[Middle English inscripcioun, statement giving the author or title of a book, from Latin īnscrīptiō, īnscrīptiōn-, from īnscrīptus, past participle of īnscrībere, to inscribe; see inscribe.]

in·scrip′tion·al, in·scrip′tive adj.
in·scrip′tive·ly adv.

inscription

(ɪnˈskrɪpʃən)
n
1. something inscribed, esp words carved or engraved on a coin, tomb, etc
2. a signature or brief dedication in a book or on a work of art
3. the act of inscribing
4. (Linguistics) philosophy linguistics an element of written language, esp a sentence. Compare utterance3
[C14: from Latin inscriptiō a writing upon, from inscrībere to write upon, from in-2 + scrībere to write]
inˈscriptional, inˈscriptive adj
inˈscriptively adv

in•scrip•tion

(ɪnˈskrɪp ʃən)

n.
1. something inscribed, as a word or words carved on stone or other hard surface.
2. a brief dedication or other note written and signed by hand in a book, on a photograph, etc.
3. the act of inscribing.
4. Brit.
a. an issue of securities or stocks.
b. a block of shares in a stock, as bought or sold by one person.
5. the lettering running across the field of a coin, medal, etc. Compare legend (def. 5).
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin inscrīptiō=inscrīb(ere) to inscribe + -tiō -tion]
in•scrip′tion•al, adj.
in•scrip′tion•less, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inscription - letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on somethinginscription - letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
superscription - an inscription written above something else
epigraph - an engraved inscription
epitaph - an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there
2.inscription - a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something
photography, picture taking - the act of taking and printing photographs
message - a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled; "he sent a three-word message"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
3.inscription - the activity of inscribing (especially carving or engraving) letters or words
committal to writing, writing - the activity of putting something in written form; "she did the thinking while he did the writing"
superscription - the activity of superscribing

inscription

noun
1. engraving, words, lettering, label, legend, saying The medal bears the inscription 'For distinguished service'.
2. dedication, message, signature, address The inscription reads: 'To Emma, with love from Harry'.
Translations
كِتابَه مَنْقوشَهنَقْشٌ
nápisvěnování
inskription
kaiverruskirjoitusomistuskirjoitusteksti
natpis
áletrun
새겨진 것
inskription
ข้อความที่จารึก
câu chữ khắc

inscription

[ɪnˈskrɪpʃən] N (on stone) → inscripción f; (in book) → dedicatoria f

inscription

[ɪnˈskrɪpʃən] n (on jewellery, plaque, building)inscription f; (in book)dédicace f

inscription

n
(on monument etc) → Inschrift f; (on coin) → Aufschrift f
(in book) → Widmung f

inscription

[ɪnˈskrɪpʃn] n (on stone) → iscrizione f; (in book) → dedica

inscribe

(inˈskraib) verb
to carve or write. The monument was inscribed with the names of the men who died in the war; He carefully inscribed his name in his new book.
inscription (inˈskripʃən) noun
something written, eg on a gravestone or on a coin. The coin was so worn that the inscription could scarcely be read.

inscription

نَقْشٌ nápis inskription Inschrift επιγραφή inscripción kaiverrus inscription natpis iscrizione 새겨진 것 inscriptie inskripsjon inskrypcja inscrição надпись inskription ข้อความที่จารึก kazılmış yazı câu chữ khắc 题字
References in classic literature ?
Though some of the strange-appearing inscriptions give much valuable information.
This savage was the only person present who seemed to notice my entrance; because he was the only one who could not read, and, therefore, was not reading those frigid inscriptions on the wall.
But one morning, turning to pass the doubloon, he seemed to be newly attracted by the strange figures and inscriptions stamped on it, as though now for the first time beginning to interpret for himself in some monomaniac way whatever significance might lurk in them.
Within the RATHHAUS were a number of huge wild boars' heads, preserved, and mounted on brackets along the wall; they bore inscriptions telling who killed them and how many hundred years ago it was done.
Come to think, the logs ain't a-going to do; they don't have log walls in a dungeon: we got to dig the inscriptions into a rock.
Every stone of its inner wall was covered by inscriptions which had been carved by prisoners--dates, names, complaints, and prayers.
It was part of his trade to despise and desecrate the scrolls and trumpets of old tombs, the paths worn by the feet of worshippers and mourners, and the offerings and the inscriptions of bereaved affection.
They gazed at one another, and fancied that some magic power had really begun to smooth away the deep and sad inscriptions which Father Time had been so long engraving on their brows.
But not in vain had he grown old: more than the white hairs on his head were the sage thoughts in his mind; his wrinkles and furrows were inscriptions that Time had graved, and in which he had written legends of wisdom that had been tested by the tenor of a life.
She singled out from their number an old salt, whose bare arms and feet, and exposed breast, were covered with as many inscriptions in India ink as the lid of an Egyptian sarcophagus.
There were several very large and heavy coins, so worn that we could make nothing of their inscriptions.
Here are no aisles, no arches, no inscriptions, no banners.