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pre·scrip·tion

 (prĭ-skrĭp′shən)
n.
1.
a. The action of establishing a rule, law, or direction.
b. Something that is prescribed; a rule, law, or direction: prescriptions for living a moral life.
2.
a. A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment.
b. A prescribed medicine or other treatment: Have you used up all of your prescription?
c. An ophthalmologist's or optometrist's written instruction, as for the grinding of corrective lenses.
3. Law The acquisition of an easement or of title to property by use or occupancy that exceeds the time allowed to another to recover it by statutory right.

[Middle English prescripcion, establishment of a claim, from Old French prescription, from Medieval Latin praescrīptiō, praescrīptiōn-, from Latin, introduction, precept, from praescrīptus, past participle of praescrībere, to order; see prescribe.]

prescription

(prɪˈskrɪpʃən)
n
1. (Medicine)
a. written instructions from a physician, dentist, etc, to a pharmacist stating the form, dosage strength, etc, of a drug to be issued to a specific patient
b. the drug or remedy prescribed
2. (Medicine) (modifier) (of drugs) available legally only with a doctor's prescription
3. (Medicine)
a. written instructions from an optician specifying the lenses needed to correct defects of vision
b. (as modifier): prescription glasses.
4. the act of prescribing
5. something that is prescribed
6. a long established custom or a claim based on one
7. (Law) law
a. the uninterrupted possession of property over a stated period of time, after which a right or title is acquired (positive prescription)
b. the barring of adverse claims to property, etc, after a specified period of time has elapsed, allowing the possessor to acquire title (negative prescription)
c. the right or title acquired in either of these ways
[C14: from legal Latin praescriptiō an order, prescription; see prescribe]

pre•scrip•tion

(prɪˈskrɪp ʃən)

n.
1.
a. a written direction by a physician for the preparation and use of a medicine or remedy.
b. the medicine prescribed.
2. an act of prescribing.
3. something prescribed.
4.
a. the long, unchallenged use of some legal right, which sanctions such a right.
b. the process of acquiring rights by such long and uninterrupted use.
adj.
5. (of drugs) sold only upon medical prescription.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Medieval Latin praescrīptiō legal possession (of property), Latin: preamble, precept, direction = praescrīb(ere) to prescribe + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prescription - directions prescribed beforehandprescription - directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions; "I tried to follow her prescription for success"
instruction, direction - a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
2.prescription - a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacistprescription - 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"
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
refill - a prescription drug that is provided again; "he got a refill of his prescription"; "the prescription specified only one refill"
3.prescription - written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person
black and white, written communication, written language - communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
4.prescription - 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
black and white, written communication, written language - communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
Adj.1.prescription - available only with a doctor's written prescription; "a prescription drug"
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
nonprescription, over-the-counter - purchasable without a doctor's prescription; "nonprescription drugs"; "an over-the-counter cold remedy"
nonprescription, over-the-counter - purchasable without a doctor's prescription; "nonprescription drugs"; "an over-the-counter cold remedy"

prescription

noun
1. instruction, direction, formula, script (informal), recipe These drugs are freely available without a prescription.
2. medicine, drug, treatment, preparation, cure, mixture, dose, remedy I'm not sleeping, even with that new prescription the doctor gave me.
3. method, measure, direction, formula, recommendation, recipe the prescription for electoral success

prescription

noun
A principle governing affairs within or among political units:
Translations
وَصْف الدّواءوَصْفَة الدّواءوَصْفَةٌ طِبِيَّة
receptpředpisování
receptreceptskrivningordinering
lääkemääräys
liječnički recept
forskrift, fyrirmælilyfseîill
処方箋
처방
predpísanie
recept
recept
ใบสั่งจ่ายยา
reçetereçete yazmatavsiye etme
đơn thuốc

prescription

[prɪˈskrɪpʃən]
A. N
1. (Med) → receta f
to make up or > fill a prescription (US) → preparar una receta
"only available on prescription"de venta únicamente bajo receta
see also write A1
2. (Jur) → prescripción f
B. CPD prescription charges NPL (Brit) → precio msing de las recetas
prescription lenses NPL (US) → lentillas fpl graduadas

prescription

[prɪˈskrɪpʃən]
n
(MEDICINE)ordonnance f
You can't get it without a prescription → On ne peut pas se le procurer sans ordonnance.
to make up a prescription → faire une ordonnance
to fill a prescription (US)faire une ordonnance
to give sb a prescription for sth → faire une ordonnance à qn pour qch
"only available on prescription" → "uniquement sur ordonnance"
(= proposal) → prescription f
modif [drug, medication, medicine] → sur ordonnance prescription padprescription charge n (British) montant forfaitaire payé sur les médicamentsprescription pad nordonnancier m

prescription

n
(Med) → Rezept nt; (act of prescribing) → Verschreiben nt, → Verordnen nt; to make up or fill (US) a prescriptioneine Medizin zubereiten; on prescriptionauf Rezept; only available on prescriptionrezeptpflichtig, nur auf Rezept erhältlich
(= regulation)Vorschrift f

prescription

[prɪˈskrɪpʃn] n (Med) → ricetta (medica)
to make up a prescription, (Am) fill a prescription → preparare or fare una ricetta
to make out a prescription for sb → fare una ricetta a qn
only available on prescription → ottenibile solo dietro presentazione di ricetta medica

prescribe

(prəˈskraib) verb
to advise or order (the use of). My doctor prescribed some pills for my cold; Here is a list of books prescribed by the examiners for the exam.
preˈscription (-ˈskrip-)
noun.
1. a doctor's (usually written) instructions for the preparing and taking of a medicine. He gave me a prescription to give to the chemist.
2. the act of prescribing.

prescription

وَصْفَةٌ طِبِيَّة recept recept Rezept ιατρική συνταγή receta lääkemääräys ordonnance liječnički recept ricetta medica 処方箋 처방 recept resept recepta receita médica рецепт recept ใบสั่งจ่ายยา reçete đơn thuốc 处方

pre·scrip·tion

n. receta;
___ tablet, padformulario.

prescription

n receta (médica)
References in classic literature ?
he bluntly asked, by way of obtaining a suitable understanding of the whole case before he ventured a prescription.
I have a schedule prescription for each hour in the day; he takes all care from me, and so I feel basely ungrateful not to value it more.
They it was who by universal prescription commanded three of the Pequod's boats as headsmen.
With so well-trained a hand and eye, such perfect adroitness and practice in every art which could promote neatness and comfort, and keep out of sight every disagreeable incident of sickness,--with such a perfect sense of time, such a clear, untroubled head, such exact accuracy in remembering every prescription and direction of the doctors,-- she was everything to him.
I am of this opinion, because, while I was reading the newspaper, I observed him behind a low wooden partition, which was his private apartment, very busy pouring out of a number of those vessels into one, like a chemist and druggist making up a prescription.
Notwithstanding the prescription of the genial hermit, with which his guest willingly complied, he found it no easy matter to bring the harp to harmony.
But the success has not hitherto been answerable, partly by some error in the QUANTUM or composition, and partly by the perverseness of lads, to whom this bolus is so nauseous, that they generally steal aside, and discharge it upwards, before it can operate; neither have they been yet persuaded to use so long an abstinence, as the prescription requires.
The advice I gave him, after having turned over my books, was to drink goats' urine every morning; I know not whether he found any benefit by following my prescription, for I never saw him after.
The prescription is no sooner made known, however, than a number of persons interpose, and, without denying the reality or danger of the disorder, assure the patient that the prescription will be poison to his constitution, and forbid him, under pain of certain death, to make use of it.
One day, too, when my wife was ill, he gave me a prescription which cured her.
When the fourteen years which Nature permits Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits, And the vet's unspoken prescription runs To lethal chambers or loaded guns, Then you will find--it's your own affair But .
On some flimsy pretext or other Mowanna, the king of Nukuheva, whom the invaders by extravagant presents cajoled over to their interests, and move about like a mere puppet, has been set up as the rightful sovereign of the entire island--the alleged ruler by prescription of various clans, who for ages perhaps have treated with each other as separate nations.