superscription


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su·per·scrip·tion

 (so͞o′pər-skrĭp′shən)
n.
1. Something written above or outside something else.
2. The act of superscribing.
3. The part of a prescription that bears the Latin word recipe represented by the symbol ℞.
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superscription

(ˌsuːpəˈskrɪpʃən)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the act of superscribing
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a superscribed title, address, etc
3. (Pharmacology) the symbol (℞) at the head of a medical prescription, which stands for the Latin word recipe (take)
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su•per•scrip•tion

(ˌsu pərˈskrɪp ʃən)

n.
1. the act of superscribing.
2. something superscribed, esp. an address on a letter, parcel, etc.
3. (in prescriptions) the sign ℞, meaning “take.”
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin superscrīptiō writing above. See superscribe, -tion]
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superscription

Pharmacy. the part of a prescription with the Latin word recipe, usually represented by the symbol Rx.
See also: Remedies
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.superscription - an inscription written above something else
inscription, lettering - letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something
2.superscription - the activity of superscribing
inscription - the activity of inscribing (especially carving or engraving) letters or words
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Translations

superscription

[ˌsuːpəˈskrɪpʃən] Nsobrescrito m
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He received it at first carelessly, but his expression changed the moment he saw the superscription. He turned a little away, and Mr.
I waited for my letters with feverish impatience; if they were delayed I was miserable and overcome by a thousand fears; and when they arrived and I saw the superscription of Elizabeth or my father, I hardly dared to read and ascertain my fate.
It was directed to Philip Pip, Esquire, and on the top of the superscription were the words, "PLEASE READ THIS, HERE." I opened it, the watchman holding up his light, and read inside, in Wemmick's writing:
The Prince looked narrowly at the superscription, and then at the seal, placed so as to secure the flex-silk with which the billet was surrounded, and which bore the impression of three fleurs-de-lis.
Sancho handed it to the majordomo and bade him read the superscription, which ran thus: To Don Sancho Panza, Governor of the Island of Barataria, into his own hands or those of his secretary.
Aramis uttered a cry of joy at the sight of the seal, kissed the superscription with an almost religious respect, and opened the epistle, which contained what follows:
6 Many of them again are of later origin, and are to be traced to the monks of the middle ages: and yet this collection, though thus made up of fables both earlier and later than the era of Aesop, rightfully bears his name, because he composed so large a number (all framed in the same mould, and conformed to the same fashion, and stamped with the same lineaments, image, and superscription) as to secure to himself the right to be considered the father of Greek fables, and the founder of this class of writing, which has ever since borne his name, and has secured for him, through all succeeding ages, the position of the first of moralists.7
He was thrusting a sheet of paper at her, a sheet of paper that bore the superscription of Nichols, Nichols, Nichols, and Nichols, with a London address.
This paper bore upon its superscription the number 1.
Almost immediately afterwards, Master Percy Crummles entered with a letter, which had arrived by the General Post, and was directed to his gracious mother; at sight of the superscription whereof, Mrs Crummles exclaimed, 'From Henrietta Petowker, I do declare!' and instantly became absorbed in the contents.
His father could not see the kiss George had placed on the superscription of his letter.
As Sam said this, he did what a great many people do when they are uncertain about the writer of a note--looked at the seal, and then at the front, and then at the back, and then at the sides, and then at the superscription; and, as a last resource, thought perhaps he might as well look at the inside, and try to find out from that.