Readership



[ree-der-ship] /ˈri dərˌʃɪp/

noun
1.
the people who read or are thought to read a particular book, newspaper, magazine, etc.:
The periodical has a dwindling readership.
2.
the duty, status, or profession of a .
3.
(especially in British universities) the position of instructor or lecturer.
4.
the state or quality of being a reader:
appealing to a higher level of readership.
/ˈriːdəʃɪp/
noun
1.
all the readers collectively of a particular publication or author: a readership of five million, Dickens’s readership
2.
(mainly Brit) the office, position, or rank of university reader
n.

1719, “office of a reader,” from reader + -ship. Meaning “total number of readers of a publication” is from 1914.

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