An inscription on a building.
- A message someone writes on the front page of a book they have given to you is an example of an inscription.
- A marking or wording on a coin is an example of an inscription.
- The act of writing a message on the front page of a book you are giving as a gift is an example of inscription.
The definition of an inscription is words or letters that have been written or carved into something, or the act of writing words or letters into something.
- the act of inscribing
- something inscribed or engraved, as on a coin or monument
- a brief or informal dedication in a book, etc.
- a short, signed message written in a book, etc. one is presenting as a gift
Origin of inscriptionMiddle English inscripcioun ; from Classical Latin inscriptio ; from inscriptus, past participle of inscribere
- The act or an instance of inscribing.
- A marking, such as the wording on a coin, medal, monument, or seal, that is inscribed.
- A piece of material, such as a stone or metal tablet, that is inscribed.
- An enrollment or a registration of names.
- a. A short, signed message in a book or on a photograph given as a gift.b. The usually informal dedication of a book or an artistic work.
Origin of inscriptionMiddle English inscripcioun, statement giving the author or title of a book, from Latin &imacron;nscr&imacron;pti&omacron;, &imacron;nscr&imacron;pti&omacron;n-, from &imacron;nscr&imacron;ptus, past participle of &imacron;nscr&imacron;bere, to inscribe; see inscribe.
- in·scrip′tion·al, in·scrip′tive
From Latin inscriptionem (inscriptio).