Meaning of SUBSCRIPTION in English


Pronunciation: s ə b- ' skrip-sh ə n

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English subscripcion mark at the end of a document, concluding formula, from Anglo-French, from Latin subscription-, subscriptio, from subscribere

Date: 15th century

1 a : the act of signing one's name (as in attesting or witnessing a document) b : the acceptance (as of ecclesiastical articles of faith) attested by the signing of one's name

2 : something that is subscribed: as a : an autograph signature also : a paper to which a signature is attached b : a sum subscribed or pledged

3 : an arrangement for providing, receiving, or making use of something of a continuing or periodic nature on a prepayment plan: as a : a purchase by prepayment for a certain number of issues (as of a periodical) b : application to purchase securities of a new issue c : a method of offering or presenting a series of public performances d British : membership dues

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.