inscription


inscription
inscription (n.) late 14c., from L. inscriptionem (nom. inscriptio) "a writing upon, inscription," noun of action from pp. stem of inscribere "inscribe, to write on or in anything," from in- "in" (see IN- (Cf. in-) (2)) + scribere "to write" (see SCRIPT (Cf. script)).

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  • inscription — [ ɛ̃skripsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • inscripcion 1444 ; lat. inscriptio 1 ♦ Ensemble de caractères écrits ou gravés pour conserver, évoquer un souvenir, indiquer une destination, transmettre un message, un slogan, exprimer une opinion, etc. ⇒ devise,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • inscription — inscription, legend, caption are comparable when they mean something written, printed, or engraved (as on a coin or a medal or under or over a picture) to indicate or describe the purpose or the nature of the thing. Inscription may apply to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inscription — Inscription. s. f. v. L s se prononce. Ce qu on escrit sur du cuivre, du marbre, &c. aux edifices publics, aux Arcs de triomphe, &c. pour conserver la memoire. On mit, on grava sur ce marbre une inscription en lettres d or. on conserve en ce lieu …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Inscription — In*scrip tion, n. [L. inscriptio, fr. inscribere, inscriptum, to inscribe: cf. F. inscription. See {Inscribe}.] 1. The act or process of inscribing. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is inscribed; something written or engraved; especially, a word or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inscription — I noun autograph, caption, dedication, engraving, entry, index, inscriptio, legend, mark, record, superscription, titulus, written matter associated concepts: inscribed securities, registration of a deed II index …   Law dictionary

  • inscription — INSCRIPTION: Toujours cunéiforme …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • inscription — [n] message autograph, caption, dedication, engraving, epitaph, heading, imprint, label, legend, lettering, saying, signature, wording; concept 283 …   New thesaurus

  • inscription — ► NOUN 1) words or symbols inscribed on a monument, in a book, etc. 2) the action of inscribing. DERIVATIVES inscriptional adjective inscriptive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • inscription — [in skrip′shən] n. [ME inscripcioun < L inscriptio < inscriptus, pp. of inscribere] 1. the act of inscribing 2. something inscribed or engraved, as on a coin or monument 3. a) a brief or informal dedication in a book, etc. b) a short,… …   English World dictionary

  • INSCRIPTION — s. f. Caractères gravés ou fixés sur le cuivre, sur le marbre, sur la pierre, etc., soit pour conserver la mémoire d une personne ou d un événement, soit pour indiquer la destination d un édifice, etc. On mit, on grava sur ce marbre une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)


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