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prescription

noun [C]  /prɪˈskrɪp·ʃən/ us  

prescription noun [C] (MEDICINE)

a doctor’s written direction for the medicine that someone needs and how it is to be used, or the medicine itself: The doctor gave me prescriptions for antibiotics and cough syrup. The drugstore called to say your prescription is ready to be picked up.

prescription noun [C] (RULES)

rules or a situation that will have a particular effect: The company’s reorganization could be a prescription for disaster.
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