Something written on another thing. Inscriptions are of many kinds, but mostly memorial, intended to commemorate the fame of some illustrious person and hand down to distant ages the record of his services and virtues. To this class of inscriptions belongs the name of John Smith, penciled on the Washington monument. Following are examples of memorial inscriptions on tombstones: (See
The act or process of inscribing.
That which is inscribed; something written or engraved; especially, a word or words written or engraved on a solid substance for preservation or public inspection; as, inscriptions on monuments, pillars, coins, medals, etc.
It is a term given for the lettering cut in a stone.
An address, consignment, or informal dedication, as of a book to a person, as a mark of respect or an invitation of patronage.
Any text added to a book by hand after publication. Normally the inscription is a personal message to proclaim ownership or to present the book as a gift.
A note or message accompanying an autograph (e.g. “Pedro Martinez, 1999 AL Cy Young”).
a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something