a roll of parchment, paper, copper, or other material, especially one with writing on it:
a scroll containing the entire Old Testament.
something, especially an ornament, resembling a partly unrolled sheet of paper or having a spiral or coiled form.
a list, roll, roster, or schedule.
(in Japanese and Chinese art) a painting or text on silk or paper that is either displayed on a wall (hanging scroll) or held by the viewer (hand scroll) and is rolled up when not in use.
Compare kakemono, makimono.
the curved head of a violin or other bowed instrument.
a note, message, or other piece of writing.
verb (used with object)
to cut into a curved form with a narrow-bladed saw.
Computers. to move (text) up, down, or across a display screen, with new text appearing on the screen as old text disappears.
verb (used without object)
Computers. to move text vertically or horizontally on a display screen in searching for a particular section, line, etc.
a roll of parchment, paper, etc, usually inscribed with writing
an ancient book in the form of a roll of parchment, papyrus, etc

a decorative carving or moulding resembling a scroll
(as modifier): a scroll saw
(in combination): scrollwork

(transitive) to saw into scrolls
to roll up like a scroll
(computing) to move (text) from right to left or up and down on a screen in order to view text that cannot be contained within a single display image

String and Character Recording Oriented Logogrammatic Language.
[“SCROLL – A Pattern Recording Language”, M. Sargent, Proc SJCC 36 (1970)].
(From a scroll of paper) To change the portion of a document displayed in a window or on a VDU screen. In a graphical user interface, scrolling is usually controlled by the user via scroll bars, whereas on a VDU the text scrolls up automatically as lines of data are output at the bottom of the screen.


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