[ man-yuh-skript ]
/ ˈmæn yəˌskrɪpt /
the original text of an author's work, handwritten or now usually typed, that is submitted to a publisher.
any text not printed.
a book or document written before the invention of printing.
writing, as distinguished from print.
handwritten or typed, not professionally printed.
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Origin of manuscript
1590–1600; < Medieval Latin manūscrīptus written by hand, equivalent to Latin manū by hand (ablative of manus) + scrīptus written; see script
Related formsman·u·script·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for manuscript
/ (ˈmænjʊˌskrɪpt) /
a book or other document written by hand
the original handwritten or typed version of a book, article, etc, as submitted by an author for publication
- handwriting, as opposed to printing
- (as modifier)a manuscript document
Word Origin for manuscript
C16: from Medieval Latin manūscriptus, from Latin manus hand + scribere to write
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