The definition of a subscription is an agreement you make in advance to receive something for a specific period of time.
When you make an arrangement to have a magazine delivered every month, this is an example of a subscription.
- the act of subscribing
- something subscribed; specif.,
- a written signature
- a signed document, etc.
- consent or sanction, esp. in writing
- an amount of money subscribed
- a formal agreement to receive and pay for a periodical, books, theater tickets, etc. for a specified period of time
- the right to receive a periodical, etc., as by payment of a fixed sum
- that part of a doctor's prescription giving directions to the pharmacist
- Eccles. assent to certain doctrines for promoting uniformity; specif., in the Anglican Church, acceptance of the Thirty-nine Articles of Faith
Origin of subscriptionMiddle English subscripcion ; from Classical Latin subscriptio
- a. A purchase made by signed order, as for a periodical for a specified period of time or for a series of performances.b. An agreement to receive or be given access to electronic texts or services, especially over the Internet.
- Acceptance, as of articles of faith, demonstrated by the signing of one's name.
- a. The raising of money from subscribers.b. A sum of money so raised.
- The signing of one's name, as to a document.
- Something subscribed.
Origin of subscriptionMiddle English subscripcion, from Old French subscription, from Latin subscr&imacron;pti&omacron;, subscr&imacron;pti&omacron;n-, something written underneath, from subscr&imacron;ptus, past participle of subscr&imacron;bere, to subscribe; see subscribe.