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1.n. The written text of a play, broadcast, or film (see scenario; screenplay); v. to produce such a text.

2.n. (scenario) (schema theory) A kind of schema representing a shared social understanding of a familiar, stereotypical, and predictable event or sequence of events and associated roles (compare dramaturgy). Scripts can be applied both to everyday life (social schemata) and to narratives in various media (textual schemata). Scripts help us to ‘go beyond the information given’ by making assumptions about what is usual in the situations they apply to, allowing us to make inferences about aspects of the situation which are inexplicit: see also social cognition.

3.n. Handwriting as opposed to printing, and a font family in which typefaces resemble handwriting.

4.n. In internet computing, a simple program executed within a web server.

Subjects: Media Studies.


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