Meaning of “subscription” in the English Dictionary

"subscription" in British English

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subscriptionnoun

uk /səbˈskrɪp.ʃən/ us /səbˈskrɪp.ʃən/

subscription noun (REGULAR PAYMENT)

[ C ] an amount of money that you pay regularly to receive a product or service:

I decided to take out (= pay for) a subscription to a gardening magazine.
Your business can be listed on the website for a low monthly subscription.

UK informal sub an amount of money that you pay regularly to be a member of an organization or club:

We bought our niece an annual subscription to the tennis club.

[ C ] also subscription ticket a season ticket (= a ticket that can be used many times within a limited period) for cultural events:

His parents had a subscription to the local philharmonic orchestra.

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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"subscription" in Business English

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subscriptionnoun

uk /səbˈskrɪpʃən/ us

[ C or U ] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE an occasion when shares in a company are issued , or the number of shares involved:

You will soon have the opportunity to purchase stock through a subscription offering.
The subscription price was 287p.
Rights issues require a minimum subscription period of 3 weeks.

[ U ] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE the act of asking or agreeing to buy shares in a company:

Preferential subscription rights are offered to existing shareholders.

[ C or U ] informal sub COMMERCE, COMMUNICATIONS an amount of money paid regularly to receive a newspaper or magazine, to use a phone line or internet service, or to be a member of an organization, or the act of paying this money:

charge/pay a subscription
cancel/renew a subscription
I've taken out a subscription to the gym.
a membership subscription
subscription charges/fees/prices
an online music subscription service
An annual subscription to the magazine costs £32.50.
These government publications are available on subscription.

[ C ] also subscription ticket a season ticket for cultural events:

a subscription concert
Theatregoers who bought subscriptions did not receive refunds when the playhouse closed.

(Definition of “subscription” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)