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script

[ skript ]
/ skrɪpt /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Digital Technology. to write an executable section of code that automates a task:Most programmers script in more than one programming language.
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Origin of script

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English (noun), from Latin scriptum, noun use of neuter past participle of scrībere “to write”; replacing Middle English scrit, from Old French escrit, from Latin, as above; (verb) first recorded in 1930–35; from the noun.

OTHER WORDS FROM script

scripter, nounun·der·script, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH script

scrip, script

Other definitions for script (2 of 2)

Script.

abbreviation
Scriptural.
Scripture.
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British Dictionary definitions for script

script
/ (skrɪpt) /

noun
verb
(tr) to write a script for

Word Origin for script

C14: from Latin scriptum something written, from scrībere to write
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