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Syllabification: script


1Handwriting as distinct from print; written characters: her neat, tidy script
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  • At the same time another form of writing, cursive script, was also being developed.
  • Underneath it were the words " Animal Martyr " emblazoned in a flowing, Gothic script.
  • Each scroll was labeled along its edge in the flowing script used in most writing.
1.1Printed type imitating handwriting.
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  • Neo, installed over the outside bar in the garden of Edison's in Tremont, once spelled the prefix so dear to art historians in letters of radically different scripts.
  • Working with no clear plan, he brought in dozens of alphabetic letters in various scripts, sizes and colors.
  • The font set features 9 unique, historically accurate script fonts.
1.2Writing using a particular alphabet: Russian script
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  • The quality of the Arabic script is quite poor, obviously copied by a Chinese artisan.
  • Urdu uses an Arabic script, but Persian vocabulary and Hindi grammatical structure.
  • For example, among the 26 nationalities in Yunnan, there are 11 nationalities that formerly used 24 writing scripts.
2The written text of a play, movie, or broadcast.
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  • His repertoire includes movies, too, for which he's written successful scripts, and novels, one of which won the Booker Prize.
  • His words depressed me to the point where I decided not to pursue script writing, even though I love writing scripts.
  • Raw video footage was edited and narration was provided from carefully prepared scripts.
text, screenplay;
libretto, score;
lines, dialogue, words
2.1 Computing An automated series of instructions carried out in a specific order.
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  • So I decided to write my own Perl script to do the job.
  • Learn to read shell scripts and follow their workings.
  • One way to do this is to remotely run a simple, undocumented CGI script installed on the drive.
2.2 Psychology The social role or behavior appropriate to particular situations that an individual absorbs through cultural influences and association with others.
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  • The men and women did not differ in the duration of their ideal scripts for foreplay.
  • Each, in the language of Simon and Gagnon, with a unique ideal sexual script.
  • Both partners' ideal scripts and cultural role scripts for foreplay were associated with the performance script for foreplay.


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Write a script for (a play, movie, or broadcast).
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  • Now my tightly scripted movie falls apart, and it's improvise from here on out.
  • Rarely will you see apparent anarchy and carefully scripted comedy so happily married.
  • Documentaries can be as heavily scripted as fictional movies.


flip the script
informal, chiefly North American Reverse the usual or existing positions in a situation; do something unexpected or revolutionary: Campbell flips the script on the old beauty-and-the-beast formula she decided to flip the script and ask her boyfriend of eight years to marry her
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  • To flip the script, we must first become aware of it.
  • But the president has the opportunity to flip the script.
  • And to prove I'm no sexist, I'm going to flip the script.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'something written'): shortening of Old French escript, from Latin scriptum, neuter past participle (used as a noun) of scribere 'write'.

Words that rhyme with script

conscript, crypt, encrypt, harelipped, hipped, unequipped, unwhipped
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script 2 Syllabification: script


A doctor’s prescription, especially one for narcotic drugs.
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  • ‘It is not about convenience and it's not about saving dollars, it's about the best clinical action of writing a script for a patient,’ she said.
  • Go the the doc and get a script for it.
  • I was in Australia recently and I had forgotten to get a script made out for my medication.


1950s: abbreviation.

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