Definition of paywall in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪwɔːl


  • (On a website) an arrangement whereby access is restricted to users who have paid to subscribe to the site.
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    • Being a former medical professional I can tell you locking up research info behind paywalls is a heinous crime!
    • Assuming this rate holds, you can turn 1,000,000 daily visitors into 50 paying visitors with a paywall.
    • Recap is not the first to liberate these documents from behind the paywall.



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  • More than 105,000 users have paid to access content on paywalled websites of The Times and The Sunday Times.
  • The paywalled site’s lack of success came as a massive shock to staff when the figures were announced in a newsroom meeting last week.
  • Don't bet on iPad apps being a saviour for expensive magazines, paywalled newspapers, etc. any time soon.

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