a sum of money given or pledged as a contribution, payment, investment, etc.
the right to receive a periodical for a sum paid, usually for an agreed number of issues.
an arrangement for presenting a series of concerts, plays, etc., that one may attend by the payment of a membership fee: to purchase a 10-concert subscription.
the right to receive a service or access text online for a certain period of time: a subscription to a media streaming service; a subscription to an online encyclopedia; a satellite-TV subscription.
Chiefly British. the dues paid by a member of a club, society, etc.
a fund raised through sums of money subscribed.
a sum subscribed.
the act of appending one's signature or mark, as to a document.
a signature or mark thus appended.
something written beneath or at the end of a document or the like.
a document to which a signature is attached.
assent, agreement, or approval expressed verbally or by signing one's name.
Ecclesiastical. assent to or acceptance of a body of principles or doctrines, the purpose of which is to establish uniformity.
Church of England. formal acceptance of the Thirty-nine Articles of 1563 and the Book of Common Prayer.
- sub·scrip·tive [suhb-skrip-tiv], /səbˈskrɪp tɪv/, adjective
- sub·scrip·tive·ly, adverb
- non·sub·scrip·tion, noun
- pre·sub·scrip·tion, noun
- pro·sub·scrip·tion, adjective
- re·sub·scrip·tion, noun
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How to use subscription in a sentence
The company also offers support for subscriptions in Instant Articles, and as part of its broader efforts to fund journalism, Facebook also launched a Local News subscription Accelerator.Facebook tests linking your FB account to your news subscriptions | Anthony Ha | August 28, 2020 | TechCrunch
Apple takes only a 15% cut from the subscriptions that Amazon Prime Video signs up through the Apple App Store.Publishers could soon have more leverage to force Apple to relax its ‘my way or the highway’ approach | Lara O'Reilly | August 25, 2020 | Digiday
Circulation and subscription revenue rose 6% — with subscriptions to The Wall Street Journal growing 15% to nearly 3 million — while ad revenue declined 28%.How the world’s biggest media companies fared through the ongoing crisis in Q2 | Lara O'Reilly | August 12, 2020 | Digiday
He thinks some people may want to eventually pay for a subscription but it’s free for August.Politics Report: Bry, Lawson-Remer Dominate Fundraising | Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts | August 8, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Countless surveys of pay-TV customers say that live sports are a major reason why they continue to pay for their subscriptions.Quarantined Americans are quitting cable because they can’t watch sports | Adam Epstein | July 23, 2020 | Quartz
“Jason tried to convince Steve Jobs that Apple should start a streaming music subscription business,” Freston recalls.Oh Yes, He’s The Great Connector: Jason Hirschhorn’s Expertly Curated World | Lloyd Grove | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Jason told Jobs that music subscription was the future, and Steve jobs basically told him he was crazy.Oh Yes, He’s The Great Connector: Jason Hirschhorn’s Expertly Curated World | Lloyd Grove | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Fourteen-year-olds will not support a subscription-based model for music.Five Lessons the Faltering Music Industry Could Learn From TV | Ted Gioia | August 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The former half-term governor has started her own subscription-based Internet TV network.
In any event, on Sunday Palin unveiled her subscription-based Internet TV network, The Sarah Palin Channel.
Government grants amount to about two-thirds of the income, the balance being raised by public subscription and from fees.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
The first volume tells all about the gittin' up of the subscription and the sailin' of the wessel.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
If a subscription has not been completed, death operates as a revocation and the subscriber's estate is not held for the amount.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
It must have been made on occasions of federal ratification, and it might then have accompanied the subscription of the name.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
It goes no further than the denunciation of the peer, and the raising of a subscription (generally inadequate) for the sufferers.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
British Dictionary definitions for subscription
a payment or promise of payment for consecutive issues of a magazine, newspaper, book, etc, over a specified period of time
the advance purchase of tickets for a series of concerts, operas, etc
(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
the sale of books, etc, prior to printing
(as modifier): a subscription edition
archaic allegiance; submission
- Abbreviation: sub
- subscriptive, adjective
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