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noun sub·scrip·tion \səb-ˈskrip-shən\

Definition of subscription

  1. 1a :  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. 2 :  something that is subscribed: such asa :  an autograph signature; also :  a paper to which a signature is attachedb :  a sum subscribed or pledged

  3. 3 :  an arrangement for providing, receiving, or making use of something of a continuing or periodic nature on a prepayment plan: such asa :  a purchase by prepayment for a certain number of issues (as of a periodical)b :  application to purchase securities of a new issuec :  a method of offering or presenting a series of public performancesd 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.

Recent Examples of subscription from the Web

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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

  1. :  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

  1. :  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. 1 :  the act of signing one's name (as in attesting or witnessing a document)

  2. 2 :  something that is subscribed; specifically :  a sum subscribed or pledged a charitable subscription

  3. 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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