subscription

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n subscription the act of signing your name; writing your signature (as on a document) "the deed was attested by the subscription of his signature"
    • n subscription a pledged contribution
    • n subscription agreement expressed by (or as if expressed by) signing your name
    • n subscription a payment for consecutive issues of a newspaper or magazine for a given period of time
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In America, approximately 25% of kids aged 6-14 have a magaznie subscription
    • Subscription A paper to which a signature is attached.
    • Subscription Consent or attestation by underwriting the name.
    • Subscription Submission; obedience. "You owe me no subscription ."
    • Subscription Sum subscribed; amount of sums subscribed; as, an individual subscription to a fund.
    • Subscription (Pharm) That part of a prescription which contains the direction to the apothecary.
    • Subscription That which is subscribed.
    • Subscription (Eccl) The acceptance of articles, or other tests tending to promote uniformity; esp. Ch. of Eng, formal assent to the Thirty-nine Articles and the Book of Common Prayer, required before ordination.
    • Subscription The act of subscribing.
    • Subscription The signature attached to a paper.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 80% of Publishers' Clearing House $10 million winners did not purchase any magazine subscriptions
    • n subscription The act of subscribing, in any sense of that word.
    • n subscription That which is subscribed. Anything underwritten.
    • n subscription The signature attached to a paper. In law subscription implies written signature at the end of a document. See signature, 3, sign, v., 2.
    • n subscription Consent, agreement, or attestation given by signature.
    • n subscription A sum subscribed; the amount of sums subscribed: as, an individual subscription, or the whole subscription, to a fund.
    • n subscription A formal agreement to make a payment or payments. See subscribe, v. i., 1.
    • n subscription Submission; obedience.
    • n subscription [The word subscription is also used attributively, especially as noting what is done by means of the subscribing of money or by money subscribed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Subscription act of subscribing: a name subscribed: a paper with signatures: consent by signature: sum subscribed
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. subscriptio,: cf. F. souscription,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. subscribĕresub, under, scribĕre, scriptum, to write.

Usage

In literature:

She was merely asking for a subscription.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
To print by subscription was, for some time, a practice peculiar to the English.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
The printing facilities were still very limited, and the subscription lists for all publications small.
"The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors 1741-1850" by Albert Smyth
Subscriptions for the paper began coming in before we were ready to print it.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
The private secretary was instructed to withdraw the subscription of the governor, and to explain the cause of his displeasure.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
A few more subscriptions, generous subscriptions, and that would be overcome.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
It was in a most filthy condition, a mere cow-house; but we have made a subscription, and set it to rights.
"Loss and Gain" by John Henry Newman
She was organising the fete and had invited subscriptions.
"Jack O' Judgment" by Edgar Wallace
The first subscription for them realized L1,468.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
You say you want your subscription stopped!
"Mr. Opp" by Alice Hegan Rice
Subscription price to soldiers, 4 francs for three months.
"The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918" by American Expeditionary Forces
The work is published exclusively by subscription, and, in exterior appearance, is at once elegant and substantial.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 2, No 6, December 1862" by Various
I vote we open a subscription list.
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
The castle was restored by a public subscription.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Mrs. Sage had made generous subscriptions at other times.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
This new subscription was also taken up in a few days.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
Owing to momentary pecuniary embarrassments, he had failed to pay his subscription.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
In 1872 an edition, in 2 volumes, was printed for private subscription by the Rev.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
The most important was the subscription or subscriptions of the person or persons from whom the deed emanated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
They were supported by private subscription for the benefit of all the children of the town.
"The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, Vol. IV" by Various
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In poetry:

Seek not in me the bit I capital,
Not yet the little dotted in me seek.
If I have in me any I at all,
'Tis the iota subscript of the Greek.
"Iota Subscript" by Robert Frost
He finally made up his mind
Upon his friends to call;
Subscription lists were largely signed,
For men were really glad to find
Him mortal, after all!
"A Worm Will Turn" by William Schwenck Gilbert
So small an I as an attention beggar.
The letter you will find me subscript to
Is neither alpha, eta, nor omega,
But upsilon which is the Greek for you.
"Iota Subscript" by Robert Frost
So the poor boy did a large subscription receive,
And his brother, mother, and sisters had a happy Christmas eve;
And he thanked the crowd and God that to him the money sent,
And bade the crowd good-night, then went home content.
"A Tale of Christmas Eve" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

But the new subscription pricing model is initially a bit confusing.
One-year Subscription rates: $26.50, 1-year.
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut is offering a subscription package for its business after hours networking events for 2013.
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut is now offering subscription packages for its Business After Hours networking events for 2013.
Sixth-grader Brooklyn Dostie h. A subscription is required for some content.
And the registers also are digitized on subscription site Ancestry .com.
Click this ad to get your print and online subscription.
To start a subscription, you will need a major credit card and an email address to set up the account.
If you live outside Barrow County, or would like to give a gift subscription to someone living outside the county, the newspaper can be delivered through the mail.
Crain's Chicago Business in June rolled out a metered subscription model for its ChicagoBusiness.com website.
A gift card can be used to try any different coffees from some of the best roasters in the country and even can be used to set up an auto-ship program that acts like a subscription.
In order to access this technical notebook, you need to have a subscription.
If you don't use a membership or a subscription service very frequently, it's not going to be worth it, Hamm writes.
Discover New Music with Subscription-based Online Services.
Professional Carwashing & Detailing: Print Subscription.
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In science:

Let Fk (n, m) be a random k -sat formula on n variables with m clauses, and let fk (n, m) = E(max Fk ) ; we may omit the subscripts k .
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
To prove Part (2), we simplify the notation by setting w0 = z and interpreting all subscripts as elements of Zn .
Crossed products by finite cyclic group actions with the tracial Rokhlin property
Subscripts on the bilinear forms ϑG and ϑ bG will be omitted when clear.
General duality for abelian-group-valued statistical-mechanics models
The subscript of Wn is generally suppressed.
Nonlinear Schrodinger, infinite dimensional tori and neighboring tori
Henceforth, we use simple angular brackets without subscript to denote such an average.
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
Is (resp., Js ) where the subscript s denotes the degree (resp., the order).
Determining the automorphism group of a hyperelliptic curve
Dependence on other variables will be indicated by subscripts to the O− symbol.
On Bombieri's asymptotic sieve
We will omit the superscript and subscript (µ) but the value of µ will be clear in each case. (a) Case µ = 1.
Degrees of transience and recurrence and hierarchical random walks
Subscript i denotes a location in the real space direction.
Uniform Magnetic Order in a Ferromagnetic-Antiferromagnetic Random Alternating Quantum Spin Chain
The subscript s to a variable refers to one of its components with β as their total number.
Random Matrices with Correlated Elements: A Model for Disorder with Interactions
Here the subscripts to a coefficient are indicators of the terms present in the product of which it is a coefficient.
Random Matrices with Correlated Elements: A Model for Disorder with Interactions
M )r ) of r elements chosen from a set of total ˜M of them; the sum includes only different combinations. (Henceforth subscript p(r) will be written as p only unless details required for clarification).
Random Matrices with Correlated Elements: A Model for Disorder with Interactions
The subscripts r, i denote the real and imaginary components.
Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection
The subscripted brackets [a, b] denote place labels ranging from a to b.
Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection
All the other arithmetic operations are also subscripted by 2n as they depend on n.
Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection
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