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subscription

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

1
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
2
:  something that is subscribed: as
a :  an autograph signature; also :  a paper to which a signature is attached
b :  a sum subscribed or pledged
3
:  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
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Examples of SUBSCRIPTION

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

Origin of 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

subscription

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

subscription

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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