readership

noun
read·​er·​ship | \ ˈrē-dər-ˌship How to pronounce readership (audio) \

Definition of readership

1a : the office or position of a reader
b : the quality or state of being a reader
2 : the mass or a particular group of readers a magazine's readership

Examples of readership in a Sentence

She holds a readership in chemistry.
Recent Examples on the Web Riley has earned a devoted readership in the U.K., but her work has been slow to gain attention in the United States. Catherine Lacey, The Atlantic, 19 Sep. 2022 NYT Cooking, the subscription recipe site from The New York Times, will sell $95 at-home cooking kits curated by guest chefs as a new means to grow revenue and boost readership for the service. J. Clara Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Sep. 2022 However, since around June this year, much of KYKY’s readership has returned as a result of a new anti-censorship tool that supercharges the process of registering unblocked domains and automatically syndicating news articles. Matt Burgess, WIRED, 8 Sep. 2022 And Piccoma’s monthly readership hit a June 2022 high of 9.5 million, compared with about 2 million in August 2017. Patrick Frater, Variety, 22 Aug. 2022 With his mediations on God, suffering, and beauty in everyday life, Mr. Buechner attracted a devoted readership that greeted each new book of his with the anticipation of a church congregation awaiting a sermon by a beloved minister. Emily Langer, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Aug. 2022 With his mediations on God, suffering, and beauty in everyday life, Mr. Buechner attracted a devoted readership that greeted each new book of his with the anticipation of a church congregation awaiting a sermon by a beloved minister. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2022 Cheers to the next 150 years, and thank you for your readership and support. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Mar. 2022 Thank you in advance for your support and readership. Alexis Cubit, The Courier-Journal, 5 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of readership

1719, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Last Updated

23 Sep 2022

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“Readership.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/readership. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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