Definition of prescription

Definition of prescription
  1. prescription Noun The act of prescribing a rule, law, "etc.".
  2. prescription Noun A period of time within which a right must be exercised, unless the right is extinguished.
  3. prescription Noun A written order, as by a physician, for the administration of a medicine or other intervention. See also scrip.
  4. prescription Noun The medicine or intervention so prescribed.
  5. prescription Noun The formal description of the lens geometry needed for spectacles, "etc.".
  6. prescription Noun An advice.
  7. prescription Adjective ("of a drug, etc.") only available with a physician's written prescription
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