Definition of subscription noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    subscription

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//səbˈskrɪpʃn//
     
    [countable, uncountable]
     
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  1. 1an 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 subscription (to/for something) to take out a subscription to “Newsweek” to cancel/renew a subscription Copies are available by subscription. Subscriptions are due annually by the end of January.
  2. 2 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 synonym donation
  3. 3the act of people paying money for something to be done A statue in his memory was erected by public subscription. Thesauruspaymentpremium contribution subscription repayment deposit installmentsThese are all words for an amount of money that you pay or are expected to pay, or for the act of paying.payment an amount of money that you pay or are expected to pay; the act of paying:ten monthly payments of $50 payment in advancepremium an amount of money that you pay once or regularly for an insurance policy; an extra payment added to the basic rate; a higher amount of money than usual:an insurance premium a premium for express deliverycontribution a sum of money that you pay regularly, often to your employer or the government, for benefits such as health insurance, a retirement plan, etc:You can increase your monthly contributions to your savings account.subscription an amount of money you pay in advance to receive regular copies of a newspaper or magazine, or to receive a service:a subscription to “Newsweek”repayment money that you pay to a bank, etc. until you have returned all the money that you owe; the act of paying this money:to set up a repayment plandeposit an amount of money that you pay as the first part of a larger payment; money that you put into a bank account:We've put down a 5% deposit on the house. I made a $500 deposit into my checking account.installments one of a number of payments that you make regularly over a period of time until you have paid for something:We paid for the car by/in installments.Patterns (a/an) annual/monthly/regular payment/premium/contributions/subscription/deposit/installments payment/repayment in full to pay a premium/a contribution/a subscription fee/a deposit/installments to make (a) payment/deposit to meet/keep up (with) (the) payment(s)/the premiums
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