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recipe

[res-uh-pee] /ˈrɛs ə pi/
noun
1.
a set of instructions for making or preparing something, especially a food dish:
a recipe for a cake.
2.
a medical prescription.
3.
a method to attain a desired end:
a recipe for success.
Origin of recipe
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin: take, imperative singular of recipere to receive
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recipe

/ˈrɛsɪpɪ/
noun
1.
a list of ingredients and directions for making something, esp a food preparation
2.
(med) (formerly) a medical prescription
3.
a method for achieving some desired objective: a recipe for success
Word Origin
C14: from Latin, literally: take (it)! from recipere to take, receive
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Word Origin and History for recipe
n.

1580s, "medical prescription," from Middle French récipé (15c.), from Latin recipe "take!," second person imperative singular of recipere "to take" (see receive); word written by physicians at the head of prescriptions. Figurative use from 1640s. Meaning "instructions for preparing food" first recorded 1743. The original sense survives only in the pharmacist's abbreviation Rx.

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recipe in Medicine

recipe rec·i·pe (rěs'ə-pē')
n.

  1. The heading that is used to indicate a medical prescription, usually ℞.

  2. A medical prescription.

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recipe in Technology
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