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manuscript Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the form of a literary work submitted for publication
    ms.
  2. noun handwritten book or document
    holograph.
WordNet

Man"u*script adjective
Etymology
L. manu scriptus. See Manual, and Scribe.
Definitions
  1. Written with or by the hand; not printed; as, a manuscript volume.
Man"u*script noun
Etymology
LL. manuscriptum, lit., something written with the hand. See Manuscript, a.
Definitions
  1. A literary or musical composition written with the hand, as distinguished from a printed copy.
  2. Writing, as opposed to print; as, the book exists only in manuscript. Craik. ✍ The word is often abbreviated to MS., plural MSS.

Webster 1913