Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “prescription”

See all translations

prescription

noun [C]
 
 
/prɪˈskrɪpʃən/
a doctor's written instruction for the medicine that someone needs and for how it should be used: These drugs are only available on prescription. The doctor wrote him a prescription for two tablets, 100 mg each for a total of 200 mg a day. prescription medications/medicines/pharmaceuticals
Translations of “prescription”
in Korean 처방전…
in Arabic وَصْفة طِبِيّة…
in Portuguese receita médica…
in Catalan recepta…
in Japanese 処方箋(せん)…
in Italian ricetta medica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 藥物, 處方,藥方, 處方上開的藥…
in Russian рецепт (на лекарство)…
in Turkish reçete…
in Chinese (Simplified) 药物, 处方,药方, 处方上开的药…
in Polish recepta…
(Definition of prescription from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of prescription?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “prescription”

Definitions of “prescription” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More