subscription

[suh b-skrip-shuh n]

noun


Origin of subscription

1400–50; late Middle English < Old French subscription < Latin subscrīptiōn- (stem of subscrīptiō) “something written beneath, signature, subscription” equivalent to subscrīpt(us) (see subscript) + -iōn- -ion
Related formssub·scrip·tive [suh b-skrip-tiv] /səbˈskrɪp tɪv/, adjectivesub·scrip·tive·ly, adverbnon·sub·scrip·tion, nounpre·sub·scrip·tion, nounpro·sub·scrip·tion, adjectivere·sub·scrip·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for resubscription

subscription

noun

a payment or promise of payment for consecutive issues of a magazine, newspaper, book, etc, over a specified period of time
  1. the advance purchase of tickets for a series of concerts, operas, etc
  2. (as modifier)a subscription concert
an amount of money paid or promised, as to a charity, or the fund raised in this way
an offer to buy shares or bonds issued by a company
the act of signing one's name to a document, etc
a signature or other appendage attached to the bottom of a document, etc
agreement, consent, or acceptance expressed by or as if by signing one's name
a signed document, statement, etc
mainly British the membership dues or fees paid to a society or club
acceptance of a fixed body of articles of faith, doctrines, or principles laid down as universally binding upon all the members of a Church
med that part of a written prescription directing the pharmacist how to mix and prepare the ingredients: rarely seen today as modern drugs are mostly prepackaged by the manufacturers
an advance order for a new product
  1. the sale of books, etc, prior to printing
  2. (as modifier)a subscription edition
archaic allegiance; submission
Abbreviation: sub
Derived Formssubscriptive, adjective
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Word Origin and History for resubscription

subscription

n.

c.1400, "piece of writing at the end of a document," from Middle French subscription, from Latin subscriptionem (nominative subscriptio) "anything written underneath, a signature," noun of action from past participle stem of subscribere (see subscribe for etymology and sense development).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

resubscription in Medicine

subscription

[səb-skrĭpshən]

n.

The part of a prescription giving the directions to the pharmacist.
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