What does prescription mean?

Definitions for prescription
prɪˈskrɪp ʃənpre·scrip·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prescription(noun)

    directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions

    "I tried to follow her prescription for success"

  2. prescription drug, prescription, prescription medicine, ethical drug(noun)

    a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist

    "he told the doctor that he had been taking his prescription regularly"

  3. prescription(noun)

    written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person

  4. prescription(adj)

    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

  5. prescription(a)(adj)

    available only with a doctor's written prescription

    "a prescription drug"

GCIDE

  1. Prescription(n.)

    (Med.) A direction of a remedy or of remedies for a disease, and the manner of using them; a medical recipe; also, a prescribed remedy. Hence: a written order from a physician for a medication, which allows a patient to legally obtain medication which is required by law to be dispensed only on authorization from a physician or other qualified medical practitioner.

    Etymology: [F. prescription, L. praescriptio, an inscription, preface, precept, demurrer, prescription (in sense 3), fr. praescribere. See Prescribe.]

Wiktionary

  1. prescription(Noun)

    The act of prescribing a rule, law, etc..

    "Jurisdiction to prescribe" is a state's authority to make its laws applicable to certain persons or activities. -- Richard G. Alexander, Iran and Libya Sanctions Act of 1996: Congress exceeds its jurisdiction to prescribe law. Washington and Lee Law Review, 1997.

  2. prescription(Noun)

    A period of time within which a right must be exercised, unless the right is extinguished.

    The prescription governing the victim's right to enter a charge shall be interrupted by virtue of section 95 of the Criminal Code.

  3. prescription(Noun)

    A written order, as by a physician, for the administration of a medicine or other intervention. See also scrip.

    The surgeon wrote a prescription for a pain killer and physical therapy.

  4. prescription(Noun)

    The prescription medicine or intervention so prescribed.

    The pharmacist gave her a bottle containing her prescription.

  5. prescription(Noun)

    The formal description of the lens geometry needed for spectacles, etc..

    The optician followed the optometrist's prescription for her new eyeglasses.

  6. prescription(Noun)

    A piece of advice.

    "Early to bed and early to rise" is a prescription for a healthy lifestyle.

  7. prescription(Adjective)

    (of a drug, etc.) only available with a physician's written prescription

    Many powerful pain killers are prescription drugs in the U.S.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prescription(noun)

    the act of prescribing, directing, or dictating; direction; precept; also, that which is prescribed

    Etymology: [F. prescription, L. praescriptio, an inscription, preface, precept, demurrer, prescription (in sense 3), fr. praescribere. See Prescribe.]

  2. Prescription(noun)

    a direction of a remedy or of remedies for a disease, and the manner of using them; a medical recipe; also, a prescribed remedy

    Etymology: [F. prescription, L. praescriptio, an inscription, preface, precept, demurrer, prescription (in sense 3), fr. praescribere. See Prescribe.]

  3. Prescription(noun)

    a prescribing for title; the claim of title to a thing by virtue immemorial use and enjoyment; the right or title acquired by possession had during the time and in the manner fixed by law

    Etymology: [F. prescription, L. praescriptio, an inscription, preface, precept, demurrer, prescription (in sense 3), fr. praescribere. See Prescribe.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prescription' in Nouns Frequency: #2949

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prescription in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prescription in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of prescription in a Sentence

  1. Juliette Cubanski:

    They go right through the gap into the catastrophic level of coverage - maybe with the very first prescription they fill.

  2. Jason Bishop:

    You could tell who was just there for the medication, because they were just so keyed in on the medication. It had nothing to do with getting better, it had nothing to do with finding what was wrong. It was all about renewing my prescription.

  3. Jonathan Cohn:

    The government had been seeking to subject dietary supplements to the same gold standard for testing as prescription drugs, bayer has faithfully followed the law, including the FTC's previous guidance.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    I believe that, as a human being, the pain that one person feels, if we have children who are hungry in America, if we have elderly people who can't afford their prescription drugs, you know what, that impacts you, that impacts me, and I worry very much about a society where some people spiritually say, it doesn't matter to me, I got it, I don't care about other people. So my spirituality is that we are all in this together and that when children go hungry, when veterans sleep out on the street, it impacts me. That's my very strong spiritual feeling.

  5. Justice Antonin Scalia:

    The Declaration of Independence, however, is not a legal prescription conferring powers upon the courts; and the Constitution's refusal to deny or disparage other rights is far removed from affirming any one of them, and even farther removed from authorizing judges to identify what they might be, and to enforce the judges' list against laws duly enacted by the people.

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