subscriptionsub‧scrip‧tion /səbˈskrɪpʃən/ ●○○ noun 🔊 🔊 1TCN[countable, uncountable] an amount of money you pay, usually once a year, to receivecopies of a newspaper or magazine, or receive a service, or the act of paying money for thissubscription to 🔊 Are you interested in taking out a subscription to ‘Newsweek’ (=arranging to buy it on a regular basis)? 🔊 You may cancel your subscription at any time. 🔊 I’ve decided not to renew my subscription.2[countable, uncountable] British EnglishSSO an amount of money you pay regularly to be a member of an organization or to help its work, or the act of paying money for thissubscription to 🔊 a subscription to Amnesty International3[uncountable] when people in a country or place give money in order to pay for something to be done 🔊 The church’s 120-foot Gothic spire was paid for by public subscription in 1939.COLLOCATIONSadjectivesan annual/monthly subscriptionAn annual subscription to the magazine costs $20.verbstake out a subscription (=pay to get something regularly for a year)She took out a subscription to the Scientific American.cancel your subscriptionPlease give a month's notice if you are cancelling your subscription.renew your subscription (=pay again so you can keep getting something)It’s time to renew your subscription.pay a subscriptionWe pay a monthly subscription for the sports channel.subscription + NOUNa subscription feeIf you pay a subscription fee, you can watch matches on the Internet.
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subscription• The 9,430 subscriptionseats are a 43 percentincrease over 6,575 sold during the 1992-93 season.• It is updatedquarterly and annualsubscriptions are priced at £1,000.• He sent it unsolicited to teamexecutives and baseballwriters, and even managed to sell a few subscriptions.• She attacked and circumvented the restrictive actor-manager system, producingindependentsubscriptiontheatre with good roles for women.• The playing bondholders were also asked to pay the new extra, voluntarysubscription and non-players had to forego their meagreinterest.• You may also cancel your subscription at any time.cancel ... subscription• Cancel your subscription to MuscularDevelopment.• You may also cancel your subscription at any time.• I seriously consideredcancelling my subscription.• Some readers have cancelled their subscriptions because of her.• Obviously we shall have to cancel these subscriptions unless our grant is restored to the previous year's level.• Subsequently we cancelled all the subscriptions.by public subscription• The church of St Peter was built in 1875 by public subscription, and containsseveralfinestainedglasswindows.• The chancel was rebuilt in 1870, and the rest of the church thoroughly restored in 1882 by public subscription.• From the ashes there arose, by public subscription, a new DailyCitizen, responsible and relatively free.• Oxleas Wood was saved from development by public subscription in the 1920s.• New companies were set up by public subscription, and there was a substantial increase in the number of films produced.From Longman Business Dictionarysubscriptionsub‧scrip‧tion /səbˈskrɪpʃən/ noun1[countable] an amount of money you pay regularly to receive a newspaper, magazine, or broadcasting or telephone servicesubscription toA subscription to their quarterly report costs $575 a year.The World Service TV channel is a subscription service available to millions of homes around the world.2[countable, uncountable]FINANCE when a company offersshares to the publicThey intend to raise £1.9 million via a share subscription.The subscription price for the new shares was 225p.3[uncountable]FINANCE the act of asking to buy or agreeing to buy shares in a company25.2 million shares are available for subscription.Existing shareholders have priority subscription rights (=the right to subscribe to shares before they are offered to anyone else).4[countable] British English an amount of money that you pay regularly to be a member of an organization or to help it SYN DUESsubscription for/tohis subscription for the Student Union