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noun in·scrip·tion \in-ˈskrip-shən\

Simple Definition of inscription

  • : words that are written on or cut into a surface

Full Definition of inscription

  1. 1 a :  something that is inscribed; also :  superscription b :  epigraph 2 c :  the wording on a coin, medal, seal, or currency note

  2. 2 :  the dedication of a book or work of art

  3. 3 a :  the act of inscribing b :  the entering of a name on or as if on a list :  enrollment

  4. 4 British a :  the act of inscribing securities b plural :  inscribed securities

in·scrip·tion·al play \-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


Medical Dictionary

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noun in·scrip·tion \in-ˈskrip-shən\

Medical Definition of inscription

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





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