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scroll

[skrōl]
(architecture)
An ornament consisting of a spirally wound band, either as a running ornament or a terminal.
(computer science)
To move information in an electronic display up, down, left, or right, so that new information appears and some of the existing information is moved away.
(geology)
One of a series of crescent-shaped sediments on the inner bank of a moving channel, deposited there by the stream.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

scroll

1. Ornamentation that consists of a spirally wound band or a band resembling a partially rolled scroll of paper; S scrolls are found in ornamental brackets, window and door surrounds, and in other ornamental bands.
See also: Ornament
2. An ornamental molding consisting of a spiral design; or a terminal, such as the volutes of the Ionic capital or the S curves on consoles.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Scroll

 

a manuscript in the form of a long sheet rolled up as a tube. One of the oldest forms of the book, the scroll was prevalent in ancient Egypt and ancient Greece and Rome. Scrolls were usually made of papyrus and were sometimes ornamented with miniatures. They were replaced in Europe by parchment codices between the fourth and sixth centuries A.D.: in the Far East they continued to be used until modern times. During the Middle Ages only documents of moderate length and individual liturgical texts appeared in the form of scrolls.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

scroll

scroll
An ornament consisting of a spirally wound band, either as a running ornament or as a terminal, like the volutes of the Ionic capital or the scrolls on consoles and modillions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

scroll

early form of manuscript; symbolic of learning. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 85]
See: Wisdom
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

SCROLL

(1)
String and Character Recording Oriented Logogrammatic Language.

["SCROLL - A Pattern Recording Language", M. Sargent, Proc SJCC 36 (1970)].

scroll

(interface)
(From a scroll of paper) To change the portion of a document displayed in a window or on a VDU screen. In a graphical user interface, scrolling is usually controlled by the user via scroll bars, whereas on a VDU the text scrolls up automatically as lines of data are output at the bottom of the screen.
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scroll

To continuously move forward, backward or sideways through the text and images on screen or within a window. Scrolling implies continuous and smooth movement, a line, character or pixel at a time, as if the data were on a paper scroll being rolled behind the screen. See auto scroll.
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The newly acquired scroll will be exhibited with other scrolls acquired earlier by the prefectural government -- the first, second and seventh of the series -- at the Saitama Prefectural Museum from Nov.
The ancient Egyptian deities seen in The Hall of Truth (lower section of this scroll) are involved with the weighing of Nany's heart.
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Lead researcher Vito Mocella of the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems in Naples, Italy, notes that researchers using the technique have been able to decipher a few Greek letters and words from a scroll, which, like many in the library, is likely the work of Epicurean poet and philosopher Philodemus, who authored works on ethics, science, theology, rhetoric, music, poetry and more.
The 13th century illustrated prayer scroll is written in medieval Greek on vellum, and depicts Princess Eudokia Doukas - a member of a prominent aristocratic family in Constantinople It has been put on display at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, in Edgbaston, at its new exhibition, Faith and Fortune: Visualising the Divine on Byzantine and Early Islamic Coinage, which lasts until November 30.
It is the first time the scroll of Princess Eudokia Doukas - one of only two known examples from the entire Byzantine period of an illustrated prayer scroll where the original owner can be named - has been on display in public.
A professor of the university said that the scroll was in the university library but had been mislabeled, the BBC reported.
Rome: The world's oldest complete Torah scroll has been found in a university archive in Bologna, according to an Italian professor who said the text could be from the 12th century.
The War Scroll: outlines an end of days time where it describes how the archangel Michael will lead the 'Sons of Light' against the 'Sons of Darkness'.