Meaning of SUBSCRIPTION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ səb-ˈskrip-shən ]


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


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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.