Definition of manuscript
: written by hand or typed manuscript letters manuscript poems
Origin and Etymology of manuscript
Latin manu scriptus
First Known Use: 1597See Words from the same year
Definition of manuscript
1 : a written or typewritten composition or document as distinguished from a printed copy; also : a document submitted for publication The library owns the author's original manuscript.
2 : writing as opposed to print
Examples of manuscript in a Sentence
The library owns the author's original manuscript.
a copy of the composer's manuscript
Recent Examples of manuscript from the Web
Attendees will receive a professional edit of five pages of their manuscript.
Hobbies: Collecting rare books, maps, manuscripts, paintings, prints and artifacts related to the cultures and history of the early Americas, and polar exploration; collecting contemporary art; travel; flying.
The library at the University of Mosul, among the finest in the Middle East, once had a million books, historic maps, and old manuscripts.
From a still-indecipherable 14th-century manuscript to spy communications to the infamous coded taunts of the Zodiac Killer, Bauer shows how experts try to crack the case.
The show, which runs through Aug. 21, includes more than 125 objects, prototypes and manuscripts.
The archives consist of about 55,000 drawings, 125,000 photographs and other photographic items, 285 films, 300,000 sheets of correspondence and at least 2,700 manuscripts.
Often, scientists must revise their manuscript based on reviewer comments before it is published.
Another loose end is Yates, who leaves Claire a copy of his manuscript.
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First Known Use of manuscript
MANUSCRIPT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of manuscript for English Language Learners
: the original copy of a play, book, piece of music, etc., before it has been printed
MANUSCRIPT Defined for Kids
Definition of manuscript for Students
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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