Definition - A system of alphabetical or other written characters.

Example -
Hangul and Demotic

Etymology -
The term derives from the Latin scriptum, writing.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1883:
"The inscriptions of Nineveh turned out to be written in the same language and form of cuneiform script."
(Sayce Fresh Lt. fr. Anc. Monum. i. 15)

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