Cursive vs. Script - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Cursive

    Cursive (also known as script, longhand or joined-up writing, among other names) is any style of penmanship in which some characters are written joined together in a flowing manner, generally for the purpose of making writing faster. Formal cursive is generally joined, but casual cursive is a combination of joins and pen lifts. The writing style can be further divided as "looped", "italic" or "connected". The cursive method is used with a number of alphabets due to its improved writing speed and infrequent pen lifting. In some alphabets, many or all letters in a word are connected, sometimes making a word one single complex stroke.

Wiktionary

  • Cursive (adjective)

    Running; flowing.

  • Cursive (adjective)

    Having successive letters joined together.

  • Cursive (adjective)

    Of or relating to a grammatical aspect relating to an action that occurs in a straight line (in space or time).

  • Cursive (noun)

    A cursive character, letter or font.

  • Cursive (noun)

    A manuscript written in cursive characters.

  • Cursive (noun)

    Writing style.

  • Script (noun)

    A writing; a written document.

    "cursive|hand|handwriting|manuscript"

  • Script (noun)

    Written characters; style of writing.

  • Script (noun)

    Type made in imitation of handwriting.

    "cursive"

  • Script (noun)

    An original instrument or document.

  • Script (noun)

    The written document containing the dialogue and action for a drama; the text of a stage play, movie, or other performance. Especially, the final form used for the performance itself.

    "screenplay|teleplay"

  • Script (noun)

    A file containing a list of user commands, allowing them to be invoked once to execute in sequence.

    "batch file|macro|shell script"

  • Script (noun)

    A system of writing adapted to a particular language or set of languages.

    "language script|writing system"

  • Script (noun)

    An abbreviation for a prescription.

  • Script (verb)

    To make or write a script.

Webster Dictionary

  • Cursive (adjective)

    Running; flowing.

  • Cursive (noun)

    A character used in cursive writing.

  • Cursive (noun)

    A manuscript, especially of the New Testament, written in small, connected characters or in a running hand; - opposed to uncial.

  • Script (noun)

    A writing; a written document.

  • Script (noun)

    Type made in imitation of handwriting.

  • Script (noun)

    An original instrument or document.

  • Script (noun)

    Written characters; style of writing.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Cursive (noun)

    rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper

  • Cursive (adjective)

    having successive letter joined together;

    "cursive script"

  • Script (noun)

    a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance

  • Script (noun)

    something written by hand;

    "she recognized his handwriting"

    "his hand was illegible"

  • Script (noun)

    a particular orthography or writing system

  • Script (verb)

    write a script for;

    "The playwright scripted the movie"

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