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noun subscription pronunciation in American English /səbˈskrɪpʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an agreement to pay an amount of money so that you will receive something such as a magazine or a service. You take out a subscription, usually for a year, and renew it if you want to continue the arrangement for another year.
    1. a.
      [countable] an amount of money that you pay regularly in order to be a member of an organization or a club
    2. b.
      [uncountable] an arrangement by which people pay subscriptions

      The publication is available only by subscription.

  2. 2
    [countable] an agreement to pay an amount of money in order to help an organization or a project

    The Institute was built with the help of public subscriptions.

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when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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