Inscription



[in-skrip-shuh n] /ɪnˈskrɪp ʃən/

noun
1.
something inscribed.
2.
a historical, religious, or other record cut, impressed, painted, or written on stone, brick, metal, or other hard surface.
3.
a brief, usually informal dedication, as of a book or a work of art.
4.
a note, as a dedication, that is written and signed by hand in a book.
5.
the act of inscribing.
6.
Pharmacology. the part of a prescription indicating the drugs and the amounts to be mixed.
7.
British.

8.
Also called legend. Numismatics. the lettering in the field of a coin, medal, etc.
/ɪnˈskrɪpʃən/
noun
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.
(philosophy, linguistics) an element of written language, esp a sentence Compare utterance1 (sense 3)
n.

late 14c., from Latin inscriptionem (nominative inscriptio) “a writing upon, inscription,” noun of action from past participle stem of inscribere “inscribe, to write on or in anything,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + scribere “to write” (see script (n.)).

inscription in·scrip·tion (ĭn-skrĭp’shən)
n.
The main part of a prescription, indicating the drug or drugs and the quantity of each to be used in the mixture.

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