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noun [countable] manuscript pronunciation in British English /ˈmænjʊˌskrɪpt/ 
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  1. 1
    a writer's original pages of a book, article, or document before it is published

    Please send me a copy of your manuscript when it's finished.

  2. 2
    a very old book or document written by hand before books began to be printed

    the conservation of ancient manuscripts

    a manuscript collection

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