1 [mass noun] handwriting as distinct from print; written characters:her neat, tidy script
printed type imitating handwriting.
[with adjective] writing using a particular alphabet:Russian script
2the written text of a play, film, or broadcast.
Computing an automated series of instructions carried out in a specific order.
3British a candidate’s written answers in an examination.
write a script for (a play, film, or broadcast):it was perfectly scripted and beautifully acted
flip the script
informal, chiefly North American reverse the usual or existing positions in a situation; do something unexpected or revolutionary:Campbell flips the script on the old beauty-and-the-beast formulashe decided to flip the script and ask her boyfriend of eight years to marry her