Superscription definition

so͝opər-skrĭpshən
The part of a prescription that bears the Latin word recipe represented by the symbol ℞.
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The act of superscribing.
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(pharmacy) The Latin word recipe (meaning “take”) or its symbol, ℞, on a prescription.
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The part of a prescription that bears the Latin word recipe represented by the symbol ℞.
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Something written (engraved) on the surface, outside, or above something else; specifically, an address on a letter, envelope, etc.
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An editorial addition at the beginning, often indicating the authorship of a piece; compare colophon.

1911 By a pure error, or perhaps through a confusion in the traditions, Achish the Philistine (of Gath, 1 Sam. xxi., xxvii.), to whom David fled, is called Abimelech in the superscription to Psalm 34. "” Encyclopædia Britannica.

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The act of superscribing.
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Something written above or outside something else.
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The act of superscribing.
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Something superscribed; esp., an address on a letter, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
superscription
Plural:
superscriptions

Origin of superscription

  • From Middle French superscription, or its source, Late Latin superscriptio, from superscribere.

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