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“manuscript” in British English

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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)

“manuscript” in American English

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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)