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freemium

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Pronunciation: /ˈfriːmɪəm
 
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Definition of freemium in English:

noun

[usually as modifier]
A business model, especially on the Internet, whereby basic services are provided free of charge while more advanced features must be paid for.
Example sentences
  • There will be ' freemium ', that is, free, ad-supported services with a subscription option.
  • You'll have spotted the key difference between the two companies offerings: one of them uses "freemium ".
  • Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger asked about Google's role in this freemium world; 40 % of the traffic to its sites comes from Google.

Origin

early 21st century: blend of free and premium.

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