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manuscriptnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmæn.jə.skrɪpt/  us   /ˈmæn.jə.skrɪpt/
the original copy of a book or article before it is printed: He sent the 400-page manuscript to his publisher.
an old document 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 original copy 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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