1 [treated as singular or plural] The readers of a newspaper, magazine, or book regarded collectively: it has a readership of 100 million
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- 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.
- 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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