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in·scrip·tion  audio  (n-skrpshn) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The act or an instance of inscribing.
  2. Something, such as the wording on a coin, medal, monument, or seal, that is inscribed.
  3. Something, such as a stone or metal tablet, that is inscribed.
  4. An enrollment or a registration of names.
    1. A short, signed message in a book or on a photograph given as a gift.
    2. The usually informal dedication of a book or an artistic work.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English inscripcioun, statement giving the author or title of a book, from Latin nscrpti, nscrptin-, from nscrptus, past participle of nscrbere, to inscribe ; see inscribe

OTHER FORMS:
in·scription·al or in·scriptive(Adjective), in·scriptive·ly(Adverb)


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