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1An arrangement to receive something, typically a publication, regularly by paying in advance.‘make sure you get a copy every month by taking out a subscription’mass noun ‘the newsletter is available only on subscription’
- ‘The bank will also extend loans to SHCIL account holders for subscription to initial public offerings.’
- ‘The Theatre Royal opened in 1792, after construction costs were raised by subscription, including a donation by Robert Burns, who also wrote prologues for productions.’
- ‘Web content multicast by the primary caches is received, filtered for subscription and subsequently pushed into the secondary caches.’
- ‘Or does mere public belabouring sometimes debase the very virtues intended for promotion and inoculate public sentiment against subscription?’
- ‘Of course, we are dealing with two separate issues: the first is subscription versus donation, and the second is the search for means of smooth, continuous, easy payment rather than payment in chunks.’
- 1.1 An arrangement by which access is granted to an online service.
- ‘I will be linking more frequently to the Journal from now on, because I finally have an online subscription.’
- ‘These days, subscription prices for Net access are going up.’
- ‘Anyway, if you happen to have an online subscription to the Journal, you can click here to read Lippman's story.’
- ‘A subscription would permit access for a specific network.’
- ‘You can end software piracy pretty quickly by making the software dependent on a service subscription.’
- ‘I agree with you, we online users will probably not pay a subscription for access to online information, simply because we don't have to.’
- ‘The service costs £14.99 a month and includes all subscription and Net access costs.’
- ‘All NGO pricing options involve a combination of subscription to Office and online services, or just services.’
- ‘Your subscription also gets you access to the tech support web pages, which include both a knowledge base and a trouble-ticket submission and tracking interface.’
- ‘Handing over a pound at the till makes you realise that you're spending money, but if you set up an online account with a subscription service, you may be tempted to buy a few extra tickets every now and then.’
- ‘In this model, a customer would pay a subscription to a service provider who would in turn pay the mesh network provider in the area involved.’
- ‘Blockbuster today lowering the subscription price for its online rental service by two and a half dollars, to just under $15 per month.’
- ‘More and more free online resources are being dropped or turned into subscription services; a new front is being opened by the spread of pay-as-you-go services.’
- ‘Unfortunately many of the information databases that you may want to use have access restricted by subscription.’
- ‘But if you buy a subscription to a download service offering the same music, that's part of the brave new networked world in which Europe has an edge.’
- ‘But this study, which requires a subscription for full access, doesn't come close to proving that the therapy is bad.’
- ‘Under Napster's subscription, you could access the same tunes without paying anywhere near that.’
- ‘Unfortunately, the prices for an online subscription to most of the journals is just as high as their print version, making it impossible to subscribe to them all.’
- ‘On-line subscription services, as well as free access to certain pieces of educational materials, are definitely part of our plans.’
- ‘Coming soon: the ability to stream music into multiple rooms via RealNetworks' Rhapsody subscription online music service.’
- 1.2 An advance payment made to receive or participate in something.‘membership is available at an annual subscription of £300’
- ‘Each person pays an annual subscription and then a percentage premium on the value of the investment but with no levy on returns.’
- ‘That service relies on insurance company payments and subscriptions.’
- ‘Parents of youths using the club are asked to note this and send in annual subscriptions without delay.’
- ‘Members are reminded that annual subscriptions must be paid at this stage and only the scores of those whose annual subscription is paid up will count.’
- ‘According to the official figures, more than one in 10 of the adult population plays this pesky game at least once a month, while 250,000 are so enthralled that they pay annual subscriptions to a golf club.’
- ‘Instead people preferred to pay for content via monthly or annual subscriptions, with a spend of around $10 monthly or $48 per year being the norm.’
- ‘Lancashire County Council will now ask for a refund of its annual subscriptions of about £27,000.’
- ‘In paying our annual subscriptions we have the land, we have the planning permission, we have money, so build us a club.’
- ‘The centre is financed by a grant from the South Eastern Health Board, by the local Lions Club, by local fund-raising and by annual nominal subscriptions from members.’
- ‘When you get the two options for payment subscriptions, you have to pick one of those and then pick ‘Use game card’ out of the checkboxes.’
- ‘The annual multi channel subscriptions is now due and will be collected from all householders receiving the service over the next few weeks.’
- ‘New membership/programme cards are available at the meeting on payment of subscriptions.’
- ‘As the months rolled on, more and more aspiring riders turned up, so to control numbers the Whalley Amateur Dirt-Track Club was formed and members had to pay both annual subscriptions and to ride the track.’
- ‘The Celtic Supporters Club has issued a final reminder to members that their annual subscriptions are due now.’
- ‘Annual subscriptions are just £2 and there is an illustrated talk at 7.30 pm in the Soroptimists Room on the first Wednesday of each month from October to May.’
- ‘There is never a good time to pay bills and annual subscriptions, but some times are worse than others.’
- ‘Irish obstetricians left the MDU in March 2001 because their annual subscriptions rocketed from €86,360 to €500,000.’
- ‘Members of the Ballyhaunis Christmas Lights committee will be collecting annual subscriptions over the coming weeks.’
- ‘The annual golf subscriptions are now due, the members are reminded.’
- ‘All societies, clubs, associations and organisations relying on annual subscriptions find renewal times somewhat fraught.’
- 1.3British mass noun The contribution of money to a fund, project, or cause.‘the school was built by public subscription in 1878’
- ‘The rest of the middle class went to proprietary schools which were financed by subscription, or to indifferent private schools.’
- ‘Both movements were funded by voluntary subscription, although small grants-in-aid were made to voluntary schools after 1833.’
- ‘The Pleasant Retreat Academy was chartered in 1813 and like all academies was maintained by tuition payments or by subscription and usually served the most prosperous families.’
- ‘By 1776 he had composed Welcombe Hills, near Stratford-upon-Avon, a Poem, published by subscription the following year.’
- ‘The Albert Memorial was among many paid for by public subscription.’
- ‘In the 1880s a monument commemorating both soldiers and rebels was erected on the supposed site by public subscription.’
- ‘The original Nelson's Monument in London was erected in Trafalgar Square by voluntary subscription.’
- ‘Other services might be provided by voluntary bodies, by subscription or by commercial companies: hospitals, schools, piped water.’
- 1.4mass noun A system in which the production of a book is wholly or partly financed by advance orders.
- ‘The book was sold by subscription and met considerable success.’
- ‘Several of these he had had printed himself, financed by advance subscription from libraries and members of learned bodies such as the Royal Asiatic Society.’
- ‘Parents don't feel the need for subscription of any books.’
- ‘In this system, books were issued periodically and by subscription in sections or ‘numbers’, bound in limp paper covers, and sold at modest prices.’
2formal A signature or short piece of writing at the end of a document.‘he signed the letter and added a subscription’signature, initialsView synonyms
- 2.1archaic A signed declaration or agreement.
- 2.1archaic A signed declaration or agreement.
Late Middle English (in subscription (sense 2)): from Latin subscriptio(n-), from subscribere ‘write below’ (see subscribe).
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