syn·​di·​ca·​tion | \ ˌsin-də-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce syndication (audio) \

Definition of syndication

1 : an act or instance of forming a syndicate or bringing something under the control of a syndicate real estate syndication
2a : the act of selling something (such as a newspaper column or television series) for publication or broadcast to multiple newspapers, periodicals, websites, stations, etc. the syndication of news articles and video footage
b : the state of being syndicated to multiple newspapers, periodicals, websites, stations, etc. a popular TV show that has made millions in syndication

Examples of syndication in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That was three years before Don Cornelius’ Soul Train launched in syndication (on Oct. 2, 1971). Paul Grein, Billboard, 6 June 2022 Including the global audience reached through syndication, 80 million people saw the program. Washington Post, 4 May 2022 Before joining Comcast, Jenckes worked on varied digital advertising and media syndication start-ups, including Grab Networks and Voxant. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 May 2022 Over the weekend, it was announced that the series would be ending production this season, with new episodes airing through September and the show living on in syndication in the future. Kelly Wynne,, 23 Mar. 2022 Talent is grabbing as much as possible on the front end because the traditional route to after-market profits through syndication sales and international licensing is disappearing as conglomerates build content war chests to feed global platforms. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 18 Aug. 2021 Episodes of The Ellen DeGeneres Show air weekdays in syndication (check local listings). Stephanie Wenger,, 10 May 2022 The actor is best known as the indomitable title character of Dawson’s Creek, the late 1990s coming-of-age drama which ran for six seasons, and continues to be seen in syndication around the globe. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Apr. 2022 The licensing and syndication arm of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), which touts one of the world’s largest libraries of creative and broadcasting entertainment content, is bringing 40 new shows launched over the past two years. Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety, 3 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of syndication

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jun 2022

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“Syndication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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