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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
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