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in·scrip·tion

noun \in-ˈskrip-shən\

: words that are written on or cut into a surface

Full Definition of INSCRIPTION

1
a :  something that is inscribed; also :  superscription
b :  epigraph 2
c :  the wording on a coin, medal, seal, or currency note
2
:  the dedication of a book or work of art
3
a :  the act of inscribing
b :  the entering of a name on or as if on a list :  enrollment
4
British
a :  the act of inscribing securities
b plural :  inscribed securities
in·scrip·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of INSCRIPTION

  1. The painting had an inscription that read, To my loving wife.
  2. the inscription on a stone monument

Origin of INSCRIPTION

Middle English inscripcioun, from Latin inscription-, inscriptio, from inscribere
First Known Use: 14th century

in·scrip·tion

noun \in-ˈskrip-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INSCRIPTION

: the part of a medical prescription that contains the names and quantities of the drugs to be compounded

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