Man·u·script a. Written with or by the hand; not printed; as, a manuscript volume.
1. An original literary or musical composition written by the author, formerly with the hand, now usually by typewriter or word processor. It is contrasted with a printed copy.
2. Writing, as opposed to print; as, the book exists only in manuscript.
Note: ☞ The word is often abbreviated to MS., plural MSS.
n 1: the form of a literary work submitted for publication [syn:
2: handwritten book or document [syn: holograph]