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readership

[ ree-der-ship ]
/ ˈri dərˌʃɪp /
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noun
the people who read or are thought to read a particular book, newspaper, magazine, etc.: The periodical has a dwindling readership.
the duty, status, or profession of a reader.
(especially in British universities) the position of instructor or lecturer.
the state or quality of being a reader: appealing to a higher level of readership.
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Origin of readership

First recorded in 1710–20; reader + -ship
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British Dictionary definitions for readership

readership
/ (ˈriːdəʃɪp) /

noun
all the readers collectively of a particular publication or authora readership of five million; Dickens's readership
mainly British the office, position, or rank of university reader
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