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1manuscript

adjective man·u·script \ˈman-yə-ˌskript\

Definition of MANUSCRIPT

:  written by hand or typed <manuscript letters>
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Origin of MANUSCRIPT

Latin manu scriptus
First Known Use: 1597

Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge

2manuscript

noun

: the original copy of a play, book, piece of music, etc., before it has been printed

Full Definition of MANUSCRIPT

1
:  a written or typewritten composition or document as distinguished from a printed copy; also :  a document submitted for publication
2
:  writing as opposed to print

Examples of MANUSCRIPT

  1. The library owns the author's original manuscript.
  2. a copy of the composer's manuscript

First Known Use of MANUSCRIPT

1571

Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge
MANUSCRIPT Defined for Kids

manuscript

noun man·u·script \ˈman-yə-ˌskript\

Definition of MANUSCRIPT for Kids

1
:  a document written by hand especially before the development of printing
2
:  the original copy of a writer's work before it is printed

Word Root of MANUSCRIPT

The Latin word scribere, meaning to write, and its form scriptus give us the roots scrib and script. Words from the Latin scribere have something to do with writing. To scribble is to write quickly or carelessly. To describe is to write or tell about something or someone. A manuscript is a document written by hand. To transcribe is to write down something spoken or copy something written.

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