: an arrangement for providing, receiving, or making use of something of a continuing or periodic nature especially on a prepayment plan: such as
: a purchase by prepayment for a certain number of regular deliveries of something (such as issues of a periodical) or for a certain period of access to or use of something (such as an online service)
: application to purchase securities of a new issue
: a method of offering or presenting a series of public performances
British: membership dues
Examples of subscription in a Sentence
I'm going to renew my subscription.
You won't find this magazine at newsstands. It's sold only by subscription.
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Middle English subscripcion mark at the end of a document, concluding formula, from Anglo-French, from Latin subscription-, subscriptio, from subscribere