superscription

noun

su·​per·​scrip·​tion ˌsü-pər-ˈskrip-shən How to pronounce superscription (audio)
1
: something written or engraved on the surface of, outside, or above something else : inscription
also : address
2
: the act of superscribing

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Late Latin superscription-, superscriptio, from Latin superscribere

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of superscription was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Superscription.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superscription. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

superscription

noun

su·​per·​scrip·​tion ˌsü-pər-ˈskrip-shən How to pronounce superscription (audio)
1
: something superscribed
2
: the act of superscribing

Medical Definition

superscription

noun

su·​per·​scrip·​tion ˌsü-pər-ˈskrip-shən How to pronounce superscription (audio)
: the part of a pharmaceutical prescription which contains or consists of the Latin word recipe or the sign ℞

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