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epigraph (plural epigraphs)
- an inscription, especially one on a building.
- a literary quotation placed at the beginning of a book or other text.
- (mathematics, of a function) the set of all points lying on or above the function's graph.
- (mathematics): hypograph
literary quotation placed at the beginning of a text
- (transitive) To provide (a literary work) with an epigraph.