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sub·scrip·tion

subscription

 
pronunciation:
sb skrIp shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: an agreement to pay for a magazine, newspaper, or tickets to a series of events.
I am buying a subscription to see plays this summer at our town's theater.
derivation: subscriptive (adj.)
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The word subscription contains the following parts:
sub- Latin prefix that means under, after
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The prefix sub- was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as subjugate. It is also used in the formation of English words such as subway and subgroup. It has multiple forms, as the 'b' sound in sub- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms suc-, suf-, sum-, sup-, sur-, sus-, and su-.
synonyms:
hyp-, hypo-, under-
antonyms:
super-, supra-, hyper-
 
scrib, script Latin root that means to write