noun sub·scrip·tion \səb-ˈskrip-shən\

: an agreement that you make with a company to get a publication or service regularly and that you usually pay for in advance

: a fee that you pay regularly to belong to or support an organization

Full Definition of SUBSCRIPTION

a :  the act of signing one's name (as in attesting or witnessing a document)
b :  the acceptance (as of ecclesiastical articles of faith) attested by the signing of one's name
:  something that is subscribed: as
a :  an autograph signature; also :  a paper to which a signature is attached
b :  a sum subscribed or pledged
:  an arrangement for providing, receiving, or making use of something of a continuing or periodic nature on a prepayment plan: as
a :  a purchase by prepayment for a certain number of issues (as of a periodical)
b :  application to purchase securities of a new issue
c :  a method of offering or presenting a series of public performances
d British :  membership dues


  1. I'm going to renew my subscription.
  2. You won't find this magazine at newsstands. It's sold only by subscription.


Middle English subscripcion mark at the end of a document, concluding formula, from Anglo-French, from Latin subscription-, subscriptio, from subscribere
First Known Use: 15th century
SUBSCRIPTION Defined for Kids


noun sub·scrip·tion \səb-ˈskrip-shən\

Definition of SUBSCRIPTION for Kids

:  an agreement to buy a publication or service for a stated period
Medical Dictionary


noun sub·scrip·tion \səb-ˈskrip-shən\

Medical Definition of SUBSCRIPTION

:  a part of a prescription that contains directions to the pharmacist


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