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Meaning of SUPERSCRIPTION

Pronunciation:  `soopur'skripshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the activity of superscribing
  2. [n]  an inscription written above something else
 

SUPERSCRIPTION is a 14 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: inscription, inscription, lettering

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Su`per*scrip"tion\, n. [L. superscriptio. See
{Superscribe}.]
1. The act of superscribing.

2. That which is written or engraved on the surface, outside,
   or above something else; specifically, an address on a
   letter, envelope, or the like. --Holland.

         The superscription of his accusation was written
         over, The King of the Jews.           --Mark xv. 26.

3. (Pharm.) That part of a prescription which contains the
   Latin word recipe (Take) or the sign ?.

 

 

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