[ uh-skrip-shuh n ]
/ əˈskrɪp ʃən /


the act of ascribing.
a statement ascribing something, especially praise to the Deity.
Also ad·scrip·tion [ad-skrip-shuh n] /ædˈskrɪp ʃən/.

Origin of ascription

1590–1600; < Latin ascrīptiōn- (stem of ascrīptiō) a written addition. See a-5, script, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for adscription

  • Such is the Adscription of a triangle: The adscription of an ordinate triangulate is now to be taught.

  • And thus is the common adscription of a circle: The adscription of a rectilineall followeth, and first of a Triangle.

British Dictionary definitions for adscription (1 of 2)


/ (ədˈskrɪpʃən) /


a less common word for ascription

British Dictionary definitions for adscription (2 of 2)


adscription (ədˈskrɪpʃən)

/ (əˈskrɪpʃən) /


the act of ascribing
a statement ascribing something to someone, esp praise to God

Word Origin for ascription

C16: from Latin ascrīptiō, from ascrībere to ascribe
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