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"manuscript" in British English

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manuscriptnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmæn.jʊ.skrɪpt/
the ​originalcopy of a ​book or ​article before it is ​printed: He ​sent the 400-page manuscript to his ​publisher. an ​olddocument or ​book written by ​hand in the ​times before ​printing was ​invented: It is ​thought that the manuscript is the ​work of a ​monk and ​dates from the twelfth ​century.
(Definition of manuscript from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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manuscriptnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmæn·jəˌskrɪpt/
writing the ​originalcopy of a ​book or ​article before it is ​printed: The author’s manuscript ​ran to over 1000 ​pages.
(Definition of manuscript from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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