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Pronunciation:  in'skripshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the activity of inscribing (especially carving or engraving) letters or words
  2. [n]  letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something
  3. [n]  a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something

INSCRIPTION is a 11 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: dedication, lettering
 See Also: committal to writing, epigraph, epitaph, message, piece of writing, Rosetta stone, superscription, superscription, writing, writing, written material



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*scrip"tion\, n. [L. inscriptio, fr. inscribere,
inscriptum, to inscribe: cf. F. inscription. See {Inscribe}.]
1. The act or process of inscribing.

2. That which is inscribed; something written or engraved;
   especially, a word or words written or engraved on a solid
   substance for preservation or public inspection; as,
   inscriptions on monuments, pillars, coins, medals, etc.

3. (Anat.) A line of division or intersection; as, the
   tendinous inscriptions, or intersections, of a muscle.

4. An address, consignment, or informal dedication, as of a
   book to a person, as a mark of respect or an invitation of

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing an inscription in your dream, foretells of bad and unpleasant news. Dreaming that you are writing an inscription means loss of a valuable friend. Dreaming that you are reading an inscription on a tomb means distress and sickness.
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