Definition of “script” - English Dictionary

“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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  • Two writers collaborated on the script for the movie.
  • During certain scenes of the play there isn't any script and the actors just improvise.
  • The script and the acting are both superb.
  • He's written the script for a number of successful movies.
  • It's a great idea for a show but the script lacks a little sparkle.

scriptverb [ T ]

uk us

(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 /skrɪpt/ us

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 text editor.
You have to write the formula in Java script.

scriptverb [ T ]

uk /skrɪpt/ us

to write the exact words that will be used in a speech, meeting, conversation, etc. rather than speaking in a natural unplanned way:

The sales calls 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)