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"prescription" in British English

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prescriptionnoun

uk   /prɪˈskrɪp.ʃən/ us   /prɪˈskrɪp.ʃən/
  • prescription noun (MEDICINE)

B1 [C] a piece of paper on which a doctor writes the details of the medicine or drugs that someone needs: a doctor's prescription a prescription for sedatives The doctor should give you a repeat prescription (= another piece of paper allowing more of the same medicine to be given, often without the person seeing the doctor again). These drugs are only available on prescription (= with a prescription from a doctor). Prescription charges (= the standard amount of money you pay for any medicine prescribed by a doctor) are rising in June.

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  • prescription noun (RULE)

[C or U] formal the act of telling someone else what they must have or do: So what is his prescription for success?
(Definition of prescription from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prescription" in American English

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prescriptionnoun [C]

us   /prɪˈskrɪp·ʃən/
  • 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.
(Definition of prescription from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"prescription" in Business English

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prescriptionnoun [C]

uk   /prɪˈskrɪpʃən/ us  
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
(Definition of prescription from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prescription”
in Arabic وَصْفة طِبِيّة…
in Korean 처방전…
in Portuguese receita médica…
in Catalan recepta…
in Japanese 処方箋(せん)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 药物, 处方,药方, 处方上开的药…
in Turkish reçete…
in Russian рецепт (на лекарство)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 藥物, 處方,藥方, 處方上開的藥…
in Italian ricetta medica…
in Polish recepta…
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