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Definition of the noun prescription

What does prescription mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: prescriptions

  1. directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions
    • example: I tried to follow her prescription for success
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic words: direction / instruction = a message describing how something is to be done
  2. a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist
  3. written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person
  4. written instructions from a physician or dentist to a druggist concerning the form and dosage of a drug to be issued to a given patient

Alternative definition of the noun prescription


  1. [legal] The act of prescribing a rule, law, etc..
  2. [legal] A period of time within which a right must be exercised, unless the right is extinguished.
  3. [medicine] A written order, as by a physician, for the administration of a medicine or other intervention. See also scrip.
  4. [medicine] The prescription medicine or intervention so prescribed.
  5. [context: ophthalmology] The formal description of the lens geometry needed for spectacles, etc..
  6. An advice.

Definition of the adjective prescription

What does prescription mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more prescription / most prescription

  1. available only with a doctor's written prescription


Prescription is a record label.


"Prescription" is a painting (oil paint) by Sam Tchakalian, begun in (57 years ago).

  • media: oil paint


  1. "Prescription" is a musical album of Dr. Alban.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  2. "Prescription" is a musical album of Dr. Hector and the Groove Injectors.
    • released in (29 years ago)
  3. "PRESCRIPTION" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  4. "Prescription" is a composition.


Prescription: In law, prescription is the method of sovereignty transfer of a territory through international law analogous to the common law doctrine of adverse possession for private real-estate. Prescription involves the open encroachment by the new sovereign upon the territory in question for a prolonged period of time, acting as the sovereign, without protest or other contest by the original sovereign. This doctrine legalizes de jure the de facto transfer of sovereignty caused in part by the original sovereign's extended negligence and/or neglect of the area in question.

Phrases with Prescription

  1. prescription drug
  2. Prescription bottle
  3. prescription medicine

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Prescription

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Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

you are what you eat A popular prescription (see page 23). you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar A popular prescription (see page 23). you can fool some of the ...

Google previewDictionary of Pharmaceutical Medicine (2010)

by Gerhard Nahler

prescription → see medical culture, over-the counter, pharmaceutical expenditure, prescription only medication. prescription-event monitoring (PEM) Multiple cohort scheme; technique collecting actively data from field use of a medicine ...

Google previewThe Kentucky Judicial Dictionary (1916)

Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Reported Kentucky Cases, and in Kentucky Constitution, Statutes and Codes of Practice by Fred P. Caldwell

PRESCRIPTION. — A prescription complied with Ky. Stats., Sec. 2558 (which permits a druggist to sell liquor for medicinal purposes on a physician's prescription), except that it did not give the name of the person for whom it was prescribed, ...

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

on medicines produced since 1968 provides the legal framework for the manufacture, licensing, prescription, supply and administration of ...

Google previewDictionary of the Law of Scotland (1826)

by Robert Bell

Citation for interrupting prescription.—The currency of either the positive or the negative prescription may be interrupted by a citation in a process. Thus, the positive prescription may be interrupted by a citation in a process at the instance of the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

PRESCRIPTION, n. s. [prescription, ''□praescriptio, Latin, from praescribo, Lat.] 1. Rulej produced and authorised by long custom ; custom continued trll it has the force of law.— You tell a. pedigree Of threescore and two years, a silly tima ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

prescription. 377. : the price paid for an insurance contract equal to the cost per unit times the number of units prenuptial agreement \pre-'nap-shal-, -chal-\7; : ANTENUPTIAL AGREEMENT prepackaged bankruptcy We- 'pa- kijd-\ n : a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Counseling (2008)

by Frederick T. Leong

ca PRESCRIPTION PRIVILEGES Prescription privileges refers to the ...

Google previewThe Little Giant Encyclopedia of Outrageous Excuses (2006)

by David MacFarlane

Prescription Achromycin, Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Aureoniycin, Penicillin, Methicillin, Cefazolin, Erythromycin, Enoxacin, Neomycin, Streptomycin, Methacycline, Tetracycline Antidiarrheals Over-the-counter Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate, Iniodiuin ...

Google previewDrugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes] (2014)

by Nancy E. Marion, Willard M. Oliver

lix Preponderance of the evidence, 81 Prescription Drug Abuse Action Plan, 701 Prescription drugs, xxxi, 370, ...

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Quotes about Prescription

Sometimes in this whole Medicare prescription drug debate, we focus on the prescription drug benefit, and I am glad we do because it is the first time we have ever offered real help to seniors, especially the poor, those in need. (John Shimkus)
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The value of this 12-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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