Etymology
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inscription (n.)

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 (something)," from in- "in" (from PIE root *en "in") + scribere "to write" (from PIE root *skribh- "to cut"). Related: Inscriptional.

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Definitions of inscription

inscription (n.)
letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something;
Synonyms: lettering
inscription (n.)
a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something;
Synonyms: dedication
inscription (n.)
the activity of inscribing (especially carving or engraving) letters or words;
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