The author's copy of a book that the author has just turned in to the publisher is an example of a manuscript.
The contents of the manuscript include a romance and a saint's life.
The author submitted the manuscript as a text file.
Her last poems were left in manuscript.
Origin of manuscript
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 1597, from Medieval Latin manuscriptum (“writing by hand"), from Latin manu (ablative of manus (“hand")) + scriptus (past participle of scribere (“to write")), calqued from a word of Germanic origin, compare Middle High German hantschrift, hantgeschrift (c. 1450, “manuscript"), Old English handÄ¡ewrit (before 1150, “what is written by hand, deed, contract, manuscript"), Old Norse handrit (before 1300, “manuscript").