script

Definitions

  • Grandolph, the Explorer.' rendered in script
    Grandolph, the Explorer.' rendered in script
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v script write a script for "The playwright scripted the movie"
    • n script a particular orthography or writing system
    • n script something written by hand "she recognized his handwriting","his hand was illegible"
    • n script a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are more than 40,000 characters in Chinese script.
    • Script A writing; a written document.
    • Script (Law) An original instrument or document.
    • Script (Print) Type made in imitation of handwriting.
    • Script Written characters; style of writing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Screenwriter Joe Ezterhas was paid $3 million for his script, Basic Instinct, the highest amount ever paid to a screenwriter.
    • n script A writing; a written paper.
    • n script In law, an original or principal document.
    • n script Writing; handwriting; written form of letter; written characters; style of writing.
    • n script In printing, types that imitate written letters or writing. See example under ronde.
    • n script An abbreviation of scripture or scriptural.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: DaVinci wrote notebook entries in mirror (backwards) script, a trick that kept many of his observations from being widely known until decades after his death. It is believed that he was hiding his scientific ideas from the powerful Roman Catholic Church, whose teachings sometimes disagreed with what Leonardo observed.
    • n Script skript (print.) type like written letters: a writing:
    • n Script skript (law) an original document: handwriting
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Quotations

  • George Burns
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    “If it's a good script I'll do it. And if it's a bad script, and they pay me enough, I'll do it.”
  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz
    “The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't.”
  • Walter Benjamin
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    “Like ultraviolet rays memory shows to each man in the book of life a script that invisibly and prophetically glosses the text.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. scrit, L. scriptum, something written, fr. scribere, scriptum, to write: cf. OF. escript, escrit, F. écrit,. See Scribe, and cf. Scrip a writing
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. escript—L. scriptumscribĕre, to write.

Usage

In literature:

Law does not represent the dead, it is the dead themselves, it is their very thought perpetuated in immutable script.
"The Cult of Incompetence" by Emile Faguet
She bided until he had concluded his task and read through the script, making a change here and there.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
The inscription, cut in script, was faint in places and blurred by moss, in others.
"In Her Own Right" by John Reed Scott
But the early books in Irish script, of which there are several, were probably written on the Continent.
"The Wanderings and Homes of Manuscripts" by M. R. James
I have just been re-reading the lines, in Gershom's copperplate script.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
On it a piece of paper, like a label, showed Mr. Wicker's fine script.
"Mr. Wicker's Window" by Carley Dawson
Accompanying the pitcher is a silver tray with the monogram "G S B" in script in the center.
"Presentation Pieces in the Museum of History and Technology" by Margaret Brown Klapthor
These it puts down in the ancient script.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Who was the lady of the delicate script and the strange perfume?
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
I'll have the script ready for Genaro to-morrow!
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
The script was somewhat different from that of Vogar.
"The Helpful Hand of God" by Tom Godwin
The delicate script of Mary Atwood!
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Her face was wrinkled like fine script and very florid.
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
All my poster needs now is the printing, and Maud's promised to do it for me in Old English Script.
"Polly's Senior Year at Boarding School" by Dorothy Whitehill
He tried to pay attention to signs, but they were in Arabic script.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Don't deny the authorship of these scripts.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
The lines inscribed on its reverse were in a round and laboured script that, despite effort, staggered down hill.
"The House of Fulfilment" by George Madden Martin
In Dogian days there was a Libro d'Oro in which the First Families of Venice were inscribed in illuminated script.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
Words, some kind of script.
"The Variable Man" by Philip K. Dick
They had to write my private hell into the script.
"The Big Time" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
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In poetry:

Then deeper script appears:
The furrows of dim fears,
The traces of old tears,
The tide-marks of the years.
"The Poet Care" by Victor James Daley
"When all could read the Silent Script,
And ope the Temple's bars:
When every blade of grass was tipped
With signals from. the stars.
"Evensong" by Bernard O Dowd
Look. Here in the gunpit spoil
the dishonoured picture of his girl
who has put: Steffi. Vergissmeinnicht.
in a copybook gothic script.
"Vergissmeinnicht (Forget-me-not)" by Keith Douglas
I don't like him: in his mind, he's roused,
To the crowns of the King and God,
He had hanged on entrance to my house
The signboard with a script "The Bard."
"Only Serpents" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
How often on love's wingèd feet
She doubtless sought this dear recess,
To deck with floral offerings sweet
Her sepulchre of happiness,
Whose script, despite two thousand years,
Preserves the memory of her tears!
"In A Columbarium" by John Lawson Stoddard
The poem of the mind in the act of finding
What will suffice. It has not always had
To find: the scene was set; it repeated what Was in the script. Then the theatre was changed
To something else. Its past was a souvenir.
"Of Modern Poetry" by Wallace Stevens

In news:

Great theater, poor script with Ilion 's 'Ghost Story.
But Mr Attanasio, who wrote the script for the film "Quiz Show," speaks of the scandal as if it happened hours ago.
A solid presentation with great audio and video doesn't make up for the easily forgettable script.
An arbitrator has denied injunctive relief to Walgreen Co. And Express Scripts Inc in the pharmacy benefit manager's lawsuit against the drug chain.
Access the WMI powerhouse through the WMI scripting library.
Hensleigh to direct own script for Code.
Jacko 's Ex Rowe: Interview Wasn't Scripted.
Austin Pendleton on Robbins' ability to heighten the emotions written in a script.
The writers behind current box office hit 'Horrible Bosses' are penning a script depicting the grown-up adventures of Clark and Ellen Griswold's son, Rusty (Anthony Michael Hall).
"Although we wouldn't have scripted things this way, the end result will be better".
And just as the pessimists would script it, Curtis.
The film, about an elite commando squad transporting cargo while dealing with a global threat, looks good to Warner, who have hired Peter O'Brien to work on the script.
Federal Trade Commission okays merger between Medco and Express Scripts.
Rob Landry, a contract engineer in Boston, created such a script for one of his clients.
The drama serves as the network's first original scripted entry and will premiere with a two-hour pilot on Jan 19.
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In science:

This script is able to translate an abstract Makefile.in into a proper Makefile by including the actual path configuration of the system.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Xbooks provides the engine for interpreting the xbook scripts, which in our case use Jython.
GRAPPA: Grid Access Portal for Physics Applications
Within the Dialogue Scripting approach various methods for controlling global properties can be employed.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
The underlying processing of the ATCA data is carried out using the Glish scripting language in AIPS++.
Data storage, processing and visualisation for the ATCA
The ATOA imaging Web Services interface was constructed using the Apache Axis tools (ver. 1.1)9 , and interfaces to the processing scripts through a Perl (ver. 5.4.8)10 script that deals with the control of the execution of the Glish scripts.
Data storage, processing and visualisation for the ATCA
The concept of ”maximon” is assumed as a basis of Markov’s script of the early universe .
About Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in the Field Theory with Fundamental Mass
The following script performs the same proof, but relying on tactics.
CoInduction in Coq
Prawn is to “live ” experimentation what scripts are to simulations.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
We used a fifth node running Prawn executing a simple script registering the received signal strength from each static node.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
Figure 12 shows a simple script that uses information from the Prawn Engine to find all neighbors of M sorting them by RSSI.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
Numerical and algebraic computing scripts were used for this task.
Differential Density Statistics of Galaxy Distribution and the Luminosity Function
For a ma jority of galaxy images, this script will produce a usable surface brightness profile, and this script forms the core of the client/server version of this package (see §5).
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
As an example, the package contains dss read, a script that takes the standard name for a galaxy, queries NED for its coordinates and then goes to the DSS website and extracts the PSS-II image of the galaxy.
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
While this sounds like a computationally intense task, in fact the script is composed of 49 lines.
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
Since it is a scripting language, it is extremely portable between OS’s.
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
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