Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inscriptions considered as a group.
  • n. The study of inscriptions.
  • n. Decipherment, especially of ancient inscriptions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. inscriptions collectively
  • n. the study or decipherment of inscriptions, especially of ancient ones

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The science of inscriptions; the art of engraving inscriptions or of deciphering them.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The study or knowledge of epigraphs; that branch of knowledge which deals with the deciphering and explanation of inscriptions; epigraphics.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the study of ancient inscriptions

Etymologies

epi- + -graphy (Wiktionary)

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