Dictionary.com

inscription

[ in-skrip-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˈskrɪp ʃən /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: inscription / inscriptions on Thesaurus.com

noun
QUIZ
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?

Origin of inscription

1350–1400; Middle English inscripcio(u)n<Latin inscrīptiōn- (stem of inscrīptiō), equivalent to inscrīpt(us) (past participle of inscrībere to inscribe) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM inscription

in·scrip·tion·al, adjectivein·scrip·tion·less, adjectivepre·in·scrip·tion, nounsu·per·in·scrip·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use inscription in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for inscription

inscription
/ (ɪnˈskrɪpʃən) /

noun
something inscribed, esp words carved or engraved on a coin, tomb, etc
a signature or brief dedication in a book or on a work of art
the act of inscribing
philosophy linguistics an element of written language, esp a sentenceCompare utterance 1 (def. 3)

Derived forms of inscription

inscriptional or inscriptive, adjectiveinscriptively, adverb

Word Origin for inscription

C14: from Latin inscriptiō a writing upon, from inscrībere to write upon, from in- ² + scrībere to write
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK