Epigraph meaning

ĕpĭ-grăf
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An inscription, as on a statue or building.
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An inscription on a building, monument, etc.
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A brief quotation placed at the beginning of a book, chapter, etc.
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An inscription, especially one on a building.
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A literary quotation placed at the beginning of a book or other text.
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(mathematics, of a function) The set of all points lying on or above the function's graph.
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A motto or quotation, as at the beginning of a literary composition, setting forth a theme.
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Origin of epigraph

  • Greek epigraphē from epigraphein to write on epigram

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition