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tr.v. in·scribed, in·scrib·ing, in·scribes
a. To write, print, carve, or engrave (words or letters) on or in a surface.
b. To mark or engrave (a surface) with words or letters.
2. To enter (a name) on a list or in a register.
a. To sign one's name or write a brief message in or on (a gift book or photograph, for example).
b. To dedicate to someone.
4. Mathematics To draw (one figure) within another figure so that every vertex of the enclosed figure touches the outer figure.
[Latin īnscrībere : in-, in, on; see in-2 + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]
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|Adj.||1.||inscribed - written (by handwriting, printing, engraving, or carving) on or in a surface|
written - set down in writing in any of various ways; "written evidence"
|2.||inscribed - cut or impressed into a surface; "an incised design"; "engraved invitations"|
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