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Pronunciation: /skrɪpt/

noun

1 [mass noun] Handwriting 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.
Synonyms
1.1Printed type imitating handwriting.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.2 [with adjective] Writing 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, film, or broadcast.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
2.1 Computing An automated series of instructions carried out in a specific order.
Example sentences
  • 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.
3British A candidate’s written answers in an examination.
Example sentences
  • Each of the unitary awarding bodies addressed the need to modernise the system for marking exam scripts by developing an electronic marking process
  • Part of a lecturer's job will be the assessment of students and, as such, the marking of examination scripts would, without doubt, be seen as reasonably incidental to the job.
  • There will not be an opportunity for students to access their exam scripts until after the deadline has passed.

verb

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Write a script for (a play, film, or broadcast): it was perfectly scripted and beautifully acted
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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.

Phrases

flip the script

1
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.

Origin

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 Line breaks: script
Pronunciation: /skrɪpt/

noun

informal
A doctor’s prescription, especially one for narcotic drugs.
Example sentences
  • ‘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.

Origin

1950s: abbreviation.

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