/ səbˈskrɪpʃn; NAmE / noun [ C , U ]
subscription (to / for sth) an amount of money you pay, usually once a year, to receive regular copies of a newspaper or magazine, etc.; the act of paying this money :
an annual subscription
to take out a subscription to 'Newsweek'
to cancel / renew a subscription
Copies are available by subscription.
( BrE ) a sum of money that you pay regularly to a charity, or to be a member of a club or to receive a service; the act of paying this money
SYN donation :
a monthly subscription to Oxfam
the act of people paying money for sth to be done :
A statue in his memory was erected by public subscription .
➡ note at payment
late Middle English (referring to a signature or short piece of writing at the end of a document): from Latin subscriptio(n-) , from subscribere write below, from sub- under + scribere write.