inscription

[ in-skrip-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF inscription
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INSCRIPTION

So says the inscription on a large slab of black marble in the floor of the chapel.

We were just going to offer our Vicar, but he has no inscription on him.

Below the dove and rod there was this inscription: 'This shall lead you unto all Truth.'

But the dove has long since disappeared, and there remains now but the rod and the inscription.

There is an inscription on one of the flags—I can read it quite plainly.

Vinson caught sight of the inscription Empress on the lifebuoys.

The plaster or cement coating is intact, and the inscription is plain.

Stephen bent down, read the inscription, and then looked up into her face.

It was an old stone and the inscription and carving were interesting.

The latter took it, wonderingly, and looked at the inscription.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin inscriptionem (nominative inscriptio) "a writing upon, inscription," noun of action from past participle stem of inscribere "inscribe, to write on or in anything," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + scribere "to write" (see script (n.)).

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