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"subscription" in British English

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subscriptionnoun

uk   us   /səbˈskrɪp.ʃən/

subscription noun (REGULAR PAYMENT)

[C] an ​amount of ​money that you ​payregularly to ​receive a ​product or ​service: I ​decided to take out (= ​pay for) a subscription to a ​gardeningmagazine. Your ​business can be ​listed on the ​website for a ​low monthly subscription. UK (informal sub) an ​amount of ​money that you ​payregularly to be a ​member of an ​organization or ​club: We ​boughtourniece an annual subscription to the ​tennisclub. [C] (also subscription ticket) a seasonticket (= a ​ticket that can be used many ​times within a ​limitedperiod) for ​culturalevents: His ​parents had a subscription to the ​localphilharmonicorchestra.

subscription noun (SHARES)

[C or U] an ​opportunity to ​buy shares in a ​company: You will ​soon have the ​opportunity to ​purchasestock 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   us   /səbˈskrɪpʃən/
[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 ​purchasestock through a subscription ​offering. The subscription ​price was 287p. Rights ​issuesrequire a ​minimum subscription ​period of 3 weeks.
[U] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE the ​act of ​asking or ​agreeing to ​buyshares in a ​company: Preferential subscription ​rights are ​offered to existing ​shareholders.
[C or U] ( informal sub) COMMERCE, COMMUNICATIONS an ​amount of ​moneypaidregularly to receive a ​newspaper or ​magazine, to use a ​phoneline or ​internetservice, 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 ​magazinecosts £32.50. These ​government publications are available on subscription.
[C] (also subscription ticket) a seasonticket for ​culturalevents: 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)
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