Definition of adscript in English:

adscript

noun

  • 1historical Geometry
    rare Geometry. A circumscribed or inscribed line, especially a tangent of a curve. Now rare and historical.

  • 2An adscript feudal serf.

  • 3A comment or note added to a manuscript, especially one which in error becomes incorporated into the text.

adjective

  • 1Of a feudal serf: hereditarily attached to an estate, and transferred with it.

  • 2Written after; opposed to subscript. Chiefly in iota adscript.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Bedwell (bap. 1563, d. 1632), Arabist and mathematician. From classical Latin adscrīptus (also ascrīptus), past participle (in post-classical Latin also used as adjective and noun: see note) of adscrībere.

Pronunciation:

adscript

/ˈadskrɪpt/