Definition of Inscription

1. Noun. Letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something.

Exact synonyms: Lettering
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Writing, Writing, Written Material
Specialized synonyms: Superscription, Epigraph, Epitaph

2. Noun. A short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something.
Exact synonyms: Dedication
Category relationships: Photography, Picture Taking, Music
Generic synonyms: Message
Derivative terms: Dedicate

3. Noun. The activity of inscribing (especially carving or engraving) letters or words.
Generic synonyms: Committal To Writing, Writing
Specialized synonyms: Superscription
Derivative terms: Inscribe

Definition of Inscription

1. n. The act or process of inscribing.

Definition of Inscription

1. Noun. Text carved on a wall or plaque, such as a memorial or gravestone. ¹

2. Noun. The text on a coin. ¹

3. Noun. Words written in the front of a book as a dedication. ¹

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Definition of Inscription

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Medical Definition of Inscription

1. 1. The act or process of inscribing. 2. That which is inscribed; something written or engraved; especially, a word or words written or engraved on a solid substance for preservation or public inspection; as, inscriptions on monuments, pillars, coins, medals, etc. 3. A line of division or intersection; as, the tendinous inscriptions, or intersections, of a muscle. 4. An address, consignment, or informal dedication, as of a book to a person, as a mark of respect or an invitation of patronage. Origin: L. Inscriptio, fr.inscribere, inscriptum, to inscribe: cf. F. Inscription. See Inscribe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inscription

inscriptio tendinea
inscription (current term)

Literary usage of Inscription

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"But it appears to me, nothing can be more easy than effectually to preserve every inscription that for the future may be put on stone or tablet, ..."

2. Journal of Biblical Literature by Society of Biblical Literature (1908)
"I would offer some additional notes on the special inscription in ... The two inferior blocks present on their front a fragmentary inscription of 17 lines. ..."

3. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1899)
"inscription : Looking south from Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain. ... inscription : David Wooster, Esqr. Commander in Chief of the Provincial A rmy against ..."

4. American Book Prices Current (1917)
"(with author's autograph inscription), Young, A., Feb. 14, Flute and Violin, and other Kentucky Tales and Romances. '. (18) $4.00. John Gray. ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"214.) . of Our Lord Jesus Christ, save us." On the other are represented the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and above these a cross with the inscription: ..."

6. Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association by American philological association (1897)
"A Gnostic inscription from Athens, by Dr. Charles Peabody, of Cambridge, Mass. No. 3413 in the National Museum at Athens is a gold plate of 128 millimetres ..."

7. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"The Hebrew language, except in the case of amulets, which are rather Jewish-pagan than Christian, is very rare; only one Christian inscription in that ..."

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