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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epigraph  \Ep"i*graph\,  n.  [Gr.  ?,  fr  ?:  cf  F.  ['e]pigraphe. 
  See  {Epigram}.] 
  1.  Any  inscription  set  upon  a  building;  especially,  one  which 
  has  to  do  with  the  building  itself  its  founding  or 
  dedication. 
 
  2.  (Literature)  A  citation  from  some  author,  or  a  sentence 
  framed  for  the  purpose,  placed  at  the  beginning  of  a  work 
  or  of  its  separate  divisions;  a  motto. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  epigraph 
  n  1:  a  quotation  at  the  beginning  of  some  piece  of  writing 
  2:  an  engraved  inscription 




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