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noun sub·scrip·tion \ səb-ˈskrip-shən \

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: such 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: such 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

Examples of subscription in a Sentence

  1. I'm going to renew my subscription.

  2. You won't find this magazine at newsstands. It's sold only by subscription.

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Origin and Etymology of subscription

Middle English subscripcion mark at the end of a document, concluding formula, from Anglo-French, from Latin subscription-, subscriptio, from subscribere


SUBSCRIPTION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of subscription for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SUBSCRIPTION Defined for Kids

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noun sub·scrip·tion \ səb-ˈskrip-shən \

Definition of subscription for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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noun sub·scrip·tion \ səb-ˈskrip-shən \

medical Definition of subscription

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

Law Dictionary

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noun sub·scrip·tion \ səb-ˈskrip-shən \

legal Definition of subscription

1 :the act of signing one's name (as in attesting or witnessing a document)
2 :something that is subscribed; specifically :a sum subscribed or pledged
  • a charitable subscription
3 :an agreement to purchase securities (as stocks) of a new issue and especially of a prospective corporation — compare warrant 3b


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