The definition of a manuscript is a book that is written for submission to a publisher, or a book, play or other creative work that is written by hand instead of typed.(noun)
The author's copy of a book that the author has just turned in to the publisher is an example of a manuscript.
See manuscript in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L manu scriptus, written by hand < manu, abl. of manus, hand (see manual) + scriptus, pp. of scribere, to write: see scribe
Origin: ML manuscriptum
See manuscript in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Medieval Latin manūscrīptum
Origin: , from neuter of manūscrīptus, handwritten
Origin: : Latin manū
Origin: , ablative of manus, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots
Origin: + Latin scrīptus
Origin: , past participle of scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.
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