Meaning of “cuneiform” in the English Dictionary

"cuneiform" in British English

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cuneiformadjective

uk /ˈkjuː.nɪ.fɔːm/ us /ˈkjuː.nə.fɔːrm/

cuneiform adjective (writing)

of a form of writing used for over 3,000 years until the 1st century BC in the ancient countries of Western Asia

cuneiform adjective (pointed)

specialized medical pointed at one end and wide at the other:

cuneiform bones
cuneiform
noun [ U ] uk us

(Definition of “cuneiform” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cuneiformnoun [ C ]

/kjʊˈni·əˌfɔrm, ˈkju·ni·ə-/

social studies an ancient Mesopotamian and Persian form of writing in which thin wooden sticks with triangular ends are pressed into wet clay.

(Definition of “cuneiform” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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