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"script" in British English

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scriptnoun

uk   /skrɪpt/  us   /skrɪpt/
  • script noun (FOR FILM, ETC.)

B2 [C] the words of a ​film, ​play, ​broadcast, or ​speech: Bruce Robinson ​wrote the script for "The Killing Fields".

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  • script noun (COMPUTER)

[C or U] specialized computing a ​type of ​language for ​programmingcomputers that is used for ​finding and ​showingwebsites on the internet
  • script noun (EXAM)

[C] UK an ​answerpaper written by a ​student in an ​exam: Don't ​forget to write ​yourname at the ​top of ​your script.

scriptverb [T]

uk   us  
to write the words of a ​film, ​play, ​broadcast, or ​speech: He scripted the TV ​series "Homicide". He's a very good ​actor, but the ​part was scripted for an ​olderperson.
(Definition of script from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"script" in American English

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scriptnoun

 us   /skrɪpt/
  • script noun (TEXT)

[C] a ​text that is written for a ​movie, ​play, ​broadcast, or ​speech: They gave me the script and I only had five ​lines.
  • script noun (WRITING)

[C/U] writing, esp. writing done by ​hand in which the ​letters of a word are ​joined to each other: [C] a ​neat, ​legible script
[C/U] Script is also the ​special set of ​letters used in writing a ​language: [U] Arabic/Hebrew script
(Definition of script from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"script" in Business English

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scriptnoun [C]

uk   us   /skrɪpt/
the ​text of a film, ​play, ​broadcast, or speech: He ​stayed up all night writing the script for his ​presentation.
IT a ​program or set of ​instructions that tells a ​computer to do something, or the ​language used to write these: Most scripts can be ​opened and ​edited using a basic ​texteditor. You have to write the ​formula in ​Java script.

scriptverb [T]

uk   us   /skrɪpt/
to write the ​exact words that will be used in a speech, ​meeting, ​conversation, etc. rather than speaking in a ​natural unplanned way: The ​salescalls had been scripted.
IT to write a ​program or set of ​instructions that tells a ​computer to do something: I ​tried to script a difficult ​program.
(Definition of script from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “script”
in Korean 대본, 각본…
in Arabic سيناريو…
in Malaysian skrip…
in French texte…
in Russian сценарий, шрифт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 文本, 電影劇本, 劇本…
in Italian copione…
in Turkish senaryo, film/oyun metni, yazı…
in Polish scenariusz, pismo…
in Spanish guión, escritura, texto…
in Vietnamese kịch bản…
in Portuguese roteiro, script…
in Thai บทละคร…
in German das Manuskript…
in Catalan guió…
in Japanese (映画や演説などの)脚本, せりふ, 原稿…
in Chinese (Simplified) 文本, 电影剧本, 剧本…
in Indonesian teks sandiwara…
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“script” in American English

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