Definition of readership in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrēdərˌSHip/


1 [treated as singular or plural] The readers of a newspaper, magazine, or book regarded collectively: it has a readership of 100 million
More example sentences
  • There is absolutely no transparency in measuring the readerships of newspapers or magazines for that matter.
  • A newspaper with an elderly readership can see its circulation dying off with its readers.
  • The fact that there is so little at stake in terms of financial rewards, book royalties and readerships means that innovative writers can afford a little self-indulgence.
2 (usually Readership) British The position of Reader at a university.
Example sentences
  • By the time she published her next book, she had a Readership; a chair followed a few years later.
  • Two years later, in 1967, Sargent retired from her Readership and, unlike many mathematicians, seems to have given up research at this time.
  • He returned to Bristol in 1946 when offered a Readership there.

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Syllabification: read·er·ship

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