Definition of subscription
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 : something that is subscribed: such asa : an autograph signature; also : a paper to which a signature is attachedb : 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 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
I'm going to renew my subscription.
You won't find this magazine at newsstands. It's sold only by subscription.
Recent Examples of subscription from the Web
Back at Carver Elementary, principal Wendy Williams purchased a subscription and incorporated the videos into her curriculum.
A speaker may help keep customers loyal to service products such as Apple Music, a subscription music-streaming offering that costs $10 per month.
Delta’s tests are limited to SkyMiles members who also are enrolled in Clear, a subscription service that uses biometrics to help process passengers through some airport checkpoints.
A speaker may help keep customers loyal to service products such as Apple Music, a subscription music streaming offering that costs $10 per month.
Video can be stored for a maximum of 30 days with an upgrade to a subscription plan costing $30 per month.
May 25-June 10 Bass Hall, Fort Worth Complete competition subscriptions: $600-$3,000.
The roasters also offer subscriptions with delivery.
In the U.K., for example, Sky -- which offers satellite subscriptions and its own TV channels -- launched AdSmart in 2014.
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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
First Known Use: 15th century
SUBSCRIPTION Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of subscription for Students
: an agreement to buy a publication or service for a stated period
Medical Definition of subscription
: a part of a prescription that contains directions to the pharmacist
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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