1597, from Medieval Latin manuscriptum ("writing by hand"), from Latin manu (ablative of manus ("hand")) + scriptus (past participle of scribere ("to write")), calqued from a word of Germanic origin, compare German, Middle High (ca.1050-1500) hantschrift, hantgeschrift ("manuscript") (c. Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈmænjəˌskɹɪpt/

manuscript (not comparable)

  1. handwritten, or by extension manually typewritten, as opposed to being mechanically reproduced.
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manuscript (plural manuscripts)

  1. A book, composition or any other document, written by hand (or manually typewritten), not mechanically reproduced.
  2. 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.
  • ms#Abbreviation|ms or ms.
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