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inscription

in·scrip·tion

inscription

 
pronunciation:
ihn skrIp shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is inscribed, such as words on a monument.
similar words:
legend
definition 2: the act of inscribing.
definition 3: a short dedication or message, usu. with a signature, as on a book or picture given to someone.
similar words:
motto
derivations: inscriptional (adj.), inscriptive (adj.)
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The word inscription contains the following parts:
in-1 Latin prefix that means in, into, on
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The prefix in-1 occurs in Latin loanwords and thus attaches to Latin roots (infect , inscribe ). -in1 has multiple forms, as the "n" sound in in- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms il-1, im-1, and ir-1.