[ suh b-skrip-shuh n ]
/ səbˈskrɪp ʃən /
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.
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Origin of subscription
OTHER WORDS FROM subscription
sub·scrip·tive [suh b-skrip-tiv] /səbˈskrɪp tɪv/, adjectivesub·scrip·tive·ly, adverbnon·sub·scrip·tion, nounpre·sub·scrip·tion, noun
pro·sub·scrip·tion, adjectivere·sub·scrip·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for subscriptive
/ (səbˈskrɪpʃən) /
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
Derived forms of subscriptionsubscriptive, adjective
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Medical definitions for subscriptive
[ səb-skrĭp′shən ]
The part of a prescription giving the directions to the pharmacist.
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