Inscription definition

ĭn-skrĭpshən
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A piece of material, such as a stone or metal tablet, that is inscribed.
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The act of inscribing.
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Something inscribed or engraved, as on a coin or monument.
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A marking, such as the wording on a coin, medal, monument, or seal, that is inscribed.
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The act or an instance of inscribing.
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An enrollment or a registration of names.
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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.

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.

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A short, signed message in a book or on a photograph given as a gift.
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The usually informal dedication of a book or an artistic work.
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Text carved on a wall or plaque, such as a memorial or gravestone.
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The text on a coin.
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Words written in the front of a book as a dedication.
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A brief or informal dedication in a book, etc.
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A short, signed message written in a book, etc. one is presenting as a gift.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
inscription
Plural:
inscriptions

Origin of inscription

  • Middle English inscripcioun statement giving the author or title of a book from Latin īnscrīptiō īnscrīptiōn- from īnscrīptus past participle of īnscrībere to inscribe inscribe

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

  • From Latin inscriptionem (inscriptio).

    From Wiktionary