Script meaning

skrĭpt
Script means handwriting, handwriting with connected letters or a printed typeface that is connected like handwriting.

An example of script is calligraphy.

An example of script is cursive writing.

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Script is defined as the written words of a play, movie or show, or a standard message to deliver on the phone or in person.

An example of a script is the screenplay for the movie Chinatown.

An example of a script is the greeting which is spoken when making phone calls for a call center.

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To write the script for (a film, etc.)
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Scripture.
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The manuscript, or a copy of the text, of a stage, film, radio, or television show.
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An abbreviation for a prescription.
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(typography) Type made in imitation of handwriting.
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(1) A set of commands that are executed by the operating system or application. A script is typically saved as a separate file but not always. For example, scripts in spreadsheets ("macros") are stored within the spreadsheet (see macro language). See command processor, batch file, PowerShell and AppleScript.
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To arrange, direct, or control (an event or a person) as if supplying a script.
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The original of a legal instrument, as opposed to a copy.
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A simple program in a language that the computer must convert to machine language each time the program is run.
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A written document; original manuscript.
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To write (code) for a program.
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To prepare (a text) for filming or broadcasting.
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Scriptural.
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(countable, law) An original instrument or document.
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(countable) The written document containing the dialogue and action for a drama; the text of a stage play, movie, or other performance. Especially, the final form used for the performance itself.
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(computing) A file containing a list of user commands, allowing them to be invoked once to execute in sequence.
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(linguistics) A system of writing adapted to a particular language or set of languages.
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To make or write a script.
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Origin of script

  • Middle English skript a piece of writing alteration of scrite from Old French escrit from Latin scrīptum from neuter past participle of scrībere to write skrībh- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Old English scrit, Latin scriptum (something written), from scrÄ«bō (“write").
    From Wiktionary