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 /səbˈskrɪpʃən/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
sub•scrip•tion /səbˈskrɪpʃən/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [countable] a sum of money given or pledged as a contribution, investment, etc.
  2. [uncountable] a fund raised through sums of money subscribed.
  3. [countable] the right to have a newspaper or magazine delivered, receive cable television service, attend a series of concerts or plays, etc., in exchange for a sum paid.
See -scrib-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
sub•scrip•tion  (səb skripshən), 
n. 
  1. a sum of money given or pledged as a contribution, payment, investment, etc.
  2. the right to receive a periodical for a sum paid, usually for an agreed number of issues.
  3. 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.
  4. British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]the dues paid by a member of a club, society, etc.
  5. a fund raised through sums of money subscribed.
  6. a sum subscribed.
  7. the act of appending one's signature or mark, as to a document.
  8. a signature or mark thus appended.
  9. something written beneath or at the end of a document or the like.
  10. a document to which a signature is attached.
  11. assent, agreement, or approval expressed verbally or by signing one's name.
  12. Religion[Eccles.]assent to or acceptance of a body of principles or doctrines, the purpose of which is to establish uniformity.
  13. Religion[Ch. of Eng.]formal acceptance of the Thirty-nine Articles of 1563 and the Book of Common Prayer.
Etymology:1400–50; late Middle English Latin subscrīptiōn- (stem of subscrīptiō) a writing beneath, equivalent. to subscrīpt(us) (see subscript) + -iōn- -ion
sub•scrip•tive  (səb skriptiv), 
adj. 
sub•scriptive•ly, adv. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

subscription /səbˈskrɪpʃən/ n
  1. a payment or promise of payment for consecutive issues of a magazine, newspaper, book, etc, over a specified period of time
  2. the advance purchase of tickets for a series of concerts, operas, etc
  3. (as modifier): a subscription concert
  4. an amount of money paid or promised, as to a charity, or the fund raised in this way
  5. an offer to buy shares or bonds issued by a company
  6. the act of signing one's name to a document, etc
  7. a signature or other appendage attached to the bottom of a document, etc
  8. agreement, consent, or acceptance expressed by or as if by signing one's name
  9. a signed document, statement, etc
  10. chiefly Brit the membership dues or fees paid to a society or club
  11. an advance order for a new product
  12. the sale of books, etc, prior to printing
  13. (as modifier): a subscription edition

subˈscriptive adj



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