[ suh b-skrip-shuh n ]
/ səbˈskrɪp ʃən /


Nearby words

  1. subscribe,
  2. subscribe to,
  3. subscriber,
  4. subscriber trunk dialling,
  5. subscript,
  6. subscription edition,
  7. subscription library,
  8. subscription television,
  9. subscriptive,
  10. subsea

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

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British Dictionary definitions for subscription


/ (səbˈskrɪpʃən) /


Abbreviation: sub

Derived Formssubscriptive, adjective

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Word Origin and History for subscription



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

Medicine definitions for subscription


[ səb-skrĭpshən ]


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

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