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.
Other Word Forms
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).