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Meaning of inscription

in•scrip•tion

Pronunciation: (in-skrip'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. something inscribed.
  2. a historical, religious, or other record cut, impressed, painted, or written on stone, brick, metal, or other hard surface.
  3. a brief, usually informal dedication, as of a book or a work of art.
  4. a note, as a dedication, that is written and signed by hand in a book.
  5. the act of inscribing.
  6. the part of a prescription indicating the drugs and the amounts to be mixed.
    1. an issue of securities or stocks.
    2. a block of shares in a stock, as bought or sold by one person.
  7. Also calledthe lettering in the field of a coin, medal, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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