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Inscription above the north entrance of the Grand Palais from Paris (sense 2)

Etymology edit

From Latin īnscrīptiō.

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  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈskɹɪpʃən/
  • Rhymes: -ɪpʃən
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: in‧scrip‧tion

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inscription (countable and uncountable, plural inscriptions)

  1. The act of inscribing.
    • 2008 June 18, Joint Communiqué, Council of Ministers of Cambodia, page 3:
      The inscription of the Temple of Preah Vihear on the World Heritage list shall be without prejudice to the rights of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Kingdom of Thailand on the demarcation works of the Joint Commission for Land Boundary (JBC) of the two countries;
  2. Text carved on a wall or plaque, such as a memorial or gravestone.
  3. The text on a coin.
    Synonym: legend
    The coin bears an inscription in Latin.
  4. Words written in the front of a book as a dedication.

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Borrowed from Latin īnscrīptiōnem.

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inscription f (plural inscriptions)

  1. registration, enrolment
  2. inscription

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