handwriting

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n handwriting the activity of writing by hand "handwriting can be slow and painful for one with arthritis"
    • n handwriting something written by hand "she recognized his handwriting","his hand was illegible"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: James Buchanon is said to have had the neatest handwriting of all the Presidents.
    • Handwriting That which is written by hand; manuscript.
    • Handwriting The cast or form of writing peculiar to each hand or person; chirography.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n handwriting The cast or form of writing peculiar to each hand or person; chirography; penmanship.
    • n handwriting That which is written by hand; manuscript.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Handwriting the style of writing peculiar to each person: writing
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Quotations

  • Morris Bender
    Morris Bender
    “A skeptic is a person who, when he sees the handwriting on the wall, claims it is a forgery.”

Idioms

Handwriting like chicken scratch - If your handwriting is very hard to read, it is like chicken scratch.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hand; in all Teut. tongues, perh. rel. to Goth. hinthan, to seize.

Usage

In literature:

Is this your name and handwriting?
"The Jest Book" by Mark Lemon
What's a stupid marriage certificate compared to God's plain handwriting?
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
You know I have always admired your nice vertical handwriting.
"Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer" by Jessie Graham Flower
Her heart suddenly leaped to her throat, for it was her father's handwriting that met her eye.
"In Apple-Blossom Time" by Clara Louise Burnham
Ah, no; the handwriting must have been your index.
"Brother Copas" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
On my return to Beadle Square that evening I found a letter waiting for me, and to my joy and surprise it was in Jack Smith's own handwriting.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
A letter in his own dear handwriting.
"Fritz and Eric" by John Conroy Hutcheson
It looks ever so much better if it's all in one handwriting.
"Etheldreda the Ready" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
An hour later, conveyed by special messenger, came a second box, accompanied by a note in Cornelia's handwriting.
"Flaming June" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Yes, there it was, and in it a small envelope directed to "Miss Rosa Rogers" in a fine angular handwriting.
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill
Can't you tell that from my handwriting?
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
You know your father's handwriting, don't you?
"Five Hundred Dollars" by Horatio Alger
The following day a note arrived, while they were at luncheon, in the squire's angular precise handwriting.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Ralegh's letter to Bisseaux in his handwriting has been seen and copied at Simancas.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
The handwriting on the wall was NATURAL LAW.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
For convenience in differentiation, handwritings are divided into the following classes.
"The Detection of Forgery" by Douglas Blackburn
Is it not in your handwriting?
"Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen" by Alexander Chodsko
Rather a nice handwriting.
"The Twelfth Hour" by Ada Leverson
The words were written in bold, flowing handwriting.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
The story was the usual magazine length, about five thousand words, and Deena's handwriting was as clear and direct as her character.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
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In poetry:

Therefore with joy believe in what remains.
And thou who dost not feel them, do not scorn
Our early songs for winter overworn,
And faith in God's handwriting on the plains.
"In February" by George MacDonald
"This dagger snapp'd so close to the hilt —
Dost remember thy token well?
Will it match with the broken blade that spilt
His life in the western dell?
Nay! read her handwriting an' thou wilt,
From her paramour's breast it fell."
"Fauconshawe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

Is there any truth that cursive handwriting will no longer be taught and capitalization is not important.
Topeka — The age of computers hasn't yet made handwriting obsolete.
Topeka — The Kansas Department of Education is asking school districts how extensively they're teaching cursive handwriting.
Kansas surveys school districts about cursive handwriting.
The Kansas Department of Education is asking school districts how extensively they are teaching cursive handwriting.
From cursive to comic sans - is handwriting losing its value.
It's the myth about handwriting.
(AP) Cursive handwriting instruction is getting a nod of support from the Kansas Board of Education.
The skill of handwriting is fundamental to a child's education.
State department of education is surveying how much schools teach cursive handwriting .
Handwriting is a necessary skill that should continue to be taught in the classroom.
Ocean City Elementary School students entered the Zaner Bloser Handwriting Contest.
First of All … Is handwriting on the wall for cursive.
The occupational therapy department at Wayne Memorial Hospital will try their hand at something different -- a clinic to help children improve their handwriting .
INTERVIEWS Read Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Film Announcement in His Own Handwriting .
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In science:

We are thinking of a digital version of the good old polaroids on which you could handwrite a text on the bottom of every picture.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
Introduction Artificial neural networks (ANN) are effective tools to deal with complex problems such as data mining, handwriting and images recognition, bioinformatics, etc. [1–3].
Realization and test of an Artificial Neural Network based on Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices
One can write, draw and use complex notations on paper without having to worry about lags, proper handwriting display, touch and stylus detection, etc. P4’s quote about pen and paper responding immediately and flawlessly to the author’s hand movements and whims sums up why paper works so well for brainstorming.
Examining Motivations behind Paper Usage in Academia
Cheng-Lin Liu, Fei Yin, Da-Han Wang, and Qiu-Feng Wang, “Chinese Handwriting Recognition Contest,” in Chinese Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2010.
Fast Image Scanning with Deep Max-Pooling Convolutional Neural Networks
There is a large amount of work available on the topic of classifier combination as well (an introduction can be found e.g. in ) and much work exists on applying classifier combination to handwriting recognition (e.g. [4, 7, 8, 12]).
Comparison and Combination of State-of-the-art Techniques for Handwritten Character Recognition: Topping the MNIST Benchmark
Never loose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.” (R.W.
Beauty and charm results from $B$-factories
Experiments on handwriting recognition and dependency parsing testify for the successfulness of the approach.
Online Multiple Kernel Learning for Structured Prediction
Table 1: Results for handwriting recognition.
Online Multiple Kernel Learning for Structured Prediction
Each handwritten character could have been assigned a letter just on the basis of its graphic characteristics alone, but jointly labeling the characters of a word, taking into account statistical frequencies for one letter following another for example, greatly increases the accuracy of handwriting recognition.
A Near-Term Quantum Computing Approach for Hard Computational Problems in Space Exploration
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