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Inscriptions

Inscription
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. (Science: anatomy) 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 patronage.
Origin: L. Inscriptio, fr.inscribere, inscriptum, to inscribe: cf. F. Inscription. See inscribe.


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