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PRESCRIPTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prescription mean? 

PRESCRIPTION (noun)
  The noun PRESCRIPTION has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: PRESCRIPTION used as a noun is uncommon.


PRESCRIPTION (adjective)
  The adjective PRESCRIPTION has 1 sense:

1. available only with a doctor's written prescription

  Familiarity information: PRESCRIPTION used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRESCRIPTION (noun)


Sense 1prescription [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

I tried to follow her prescription for success

Hypernyms ("prescription" is a kind of...):

direction; instruction (a message describing how something is to be done)


Sense 2prescription [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

ethical drug; prescription drug; prescription medicine; prescription

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("prescription" is a kind of...):

medicament; medication; medicinal drug; medicine ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prescription"):

refill (a prescription drug that is provided again)


Sense 3prescription [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("prescription" is a kind of...):

written communication; written language (communication by means of written symbols)


Sense 4prescription [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("prescription" is a kind of...):

written communication; written language (communication by means of written symbols)


PRESCRIPTION (adjective)


Sense 1prescription [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Available only with a doctor's written prescription

Context example:

a prescription drug

Domain category:

medicament; medication; medicinal drug; medicine ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Antonym:

nonprescription (purchasable without a doctor's prescription)


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