1. A handwritten book, poem, or other document, or a collection of such handwritten documents bound together: The contents of the manuscript include a romance and a saint's life.
2. A version of a book, article, or other work before being published or prepared for publication: The author submitted the manuscript as a text file.
3. Handwriting, especially in contrast to print: Her last poems were left in manuscript.
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