What is the meaning of prescription?


  • Directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions.
    • usage: "I tried to follow her prescription for success"
  • A drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist.
    • usage: "he told the doctor that he had been taking his prescription regularly"
  • Written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person.
  • 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.


  • Available only with a doctor's written prescription.
    • usage: "a prescription drug"
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