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English definition of “subscription”

subscription

noun uk   /səbˈskrɪp.ʃən/ us  

subscription noun (REGULAR PAYMENT)

[C] (informal sub) an amount of money that you pay regularly to receive a product or service or to be a member of an organization: UK We bought our niece an annual subscription to the tennis club. I decided to take out (= pay for) a subscription to a gardening magazine. [C] (also subscription ticket) a season ticket for cultural events

subscription noun (SHARES)

[C or U] an opportunity to buy shares in a company: You will soon have the opportunity to purchase stock through a subscription offering.
(Definition of subscription from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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