inscription

[in-skrip-shuhn]
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.
a.
an issue of securities or stocks.
b.
a block of shares in a stock, as bought or sold by one person.
8.
Also called legend. Numismatics. the lettering in the field of a coin, medal, etc.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English inscripcio(u)n < Latin inscrīptiōn- (stem of inscrīptiō), equivalent to inscrīpt(us) (past participle of inscrībere to inscribe) + -iōn- -ion

inscriptional, adjective
inscriptionless, adjective
preinscription, noun
superinscription, noun
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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.  philosophy, linguistics Compare utterance an element of written language, esp a sentence
 
[C14: from Latin inscriptiō a writing upon, from inscrībere to write upon, from in-² + scrībere to write]
 
in'scriptional
 
adj
 
in'scriptive
 
adj
 
in'scriptively
 
adv

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inscription
c.1400, from L. inscriptionem (nom. inscriptio) "a writing upon, inscription," from inscriptus, pp. of inscribere "inscribe, to write on or in anything," from in- "in" + scribere "to write" (see script).
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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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