Definition of inscription:

part of speech: noun

Words written or sculptured on a monument, tomb, or building; something written or printed on a book, as a mark of respect, or as an informal dedication; words placed in the centre of a coin or medal on one face,- those placed in the circle near the rim being called the legend.

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