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ˈmæn yəˌskrɪptman·u·script

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. manuscript, msnoun

    the form of a literary work submitted for publication

  2. manuscript, holographnoun

    handwritten book or document

GCIDE

  1. Manuscriptnoun

    An original literary or musical composition written by the author, formerly with the hand, now usually by typewriter or word processor. It is contrasted with a printed copy.

    Etymology: [LL. manuscriptum, lit., something written with the hand. See Manuscript, a.]

Wiktionary

  1. manuscriptnoun

    A book, composition or any other document, (type)written by hand, not mechanically reproduced.

    Etymology: 1597, from manuscriptum, from manu + scriptus, calqued from a word of origin, compare hantschrift, hantgeschrift, handgewrit, handrit.

  2. manuscriptnoun

    A single, original copy of a book, article, composition etc, written by hand or even printed, submitted as original for (copy-editing and) reproductive publication.

    Etymology: 1597, from manuscriptum, from manu + scriptus, calqued from a word of origin, compare hantschrift, hantgeschrift, handgewrit, handrit.

  3. manuscriptadjective

    Which is handwritten, or by extension typewritten, as opposed to mechanical reproduction

    Etymology: 1597, from manuscriptum, from manu + scriptus, calqued from a word of origin, compare hantschrift, hantgeschrift, handgewrit, handrit.

Wikipedia

  1. Manuscript

    A manuscript (abbreviated MS for singular and MSS for plural) was, traditionally, any document written by hand – or, once practical typewriters became available, typewritten — as opposed to mechanically printed or reproduced in some indirect or automated way. More recently, the term has come to be understood to further include any written, typed, or word-processed copy of an author's work, as distinguished from its rendition as a printed version of the same. Before the arrival of printing, all documents and books were manuscripts. Manuscripts are not defined by their contents, which may combine writing with mathematical calculations, maps, music notation, explanatory figures or illustrations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manuscriptadjective

    written with or by the hand; not printed; as, a manuscript volume

    Etymology: [LL. manuscriptum, lit., something written with the hand. See Manuscript, a.]

  2. Manuscriptadjective

    a literary or musical composition written with the hand, as distinguished from a printed copy

    Etymology: [LL. manuscriptum, lit., something written with the hand. See Manuscript, a.]

  3. Manuscriptadjective

    writing, as opposed to print; as, the book exists only in manuscript

    Etymology: [LL. manuscriptum, lit., something written with the hand. See Manuscript, a.]

Freebase

  1. Manuscript

    A manuscript is any document written by hand, as opposed to being printed or reproduced in some other way. Before the arrival of printing, all documents and books were manuscripts. In publishing and academic contexts, a manuscript is the text submitted to the publisher or printer in preparation for publication, regardless of the format. Until recently a typescript prepared on a typewriter was usual, but today a digital file with a printout, prepared in manuscript format is most common. Manuscripts are not defined by their contents, which may combine writing with mathematical calculations, maps, explanatory figures or illustrations. Manuscripts may be in book form, scrolls or in codex format. Illuminated manuscripts are enriched with pictures, border decorations, elaborately embossed initial letters or full-page illustrations. They were written by earlier people.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Manuscript

    man′ū-skript, adj. written by the hand: not printed.—n. a book or paper written by the hand.—adj. Manuscript′al. [L. manus, the hand, scribĕre, scriptum, to write.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'manuscript' in Nouns Frequency: #2450

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of manuscript in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of manuscript in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of manuscript in a Sentence

  1. Douglas Bradburn:

    Right now the vast majority of the manuscript of George Washington is in the Library of Congress, but in fact about half of it is scattered all over the world.

  2. Jay Sekulow:

    Responding to an unpublished manuscript that maybe some reporters have an idea of maybe what it says, i don't know what you'd call that. I'd call it inadmissible.

  3. Marianne Ailes:

    No two copies of a text in [a] manuscript are ever identical so each new find adds another piece to a jigsaw, which helps us understand how these texts were read and re-interpreted in the Middle Ages.

  4. Jon Scieszka:

    Lane and I got turned down in a lot of places because people thought the manuscript of The Three Little Pigs was too sophisticated. That became a curse word—the 'S' word… People don't give kids enough credit for knowing the fairy tales and being able to get what parody is.

  5. Dr Jones:

    The UK scientific team will be carrying out a series of tests on the Roll with specialised equipment, the science itself is new: it’s groundbreaking work that has never before been applied to this type of manuscript.

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