syn·​di·​ca·​tion ˌsin-də-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce syndication (audio)
: an act or instance of forming a syndicate or bringing something under the control of a syndicate
real estate syndication
: 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
: 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 Also, half the teams in the MW are located in the coverage zones of the Hotline’s syndication partners across the western third of the country. Jon Wilner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Sep. 2023 At the time of her ESSENCE cover feature, Oprah’s talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, had already achieved national syndication. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 1 Sep. 2023 The Wall Street Journal has reported on the collapse of a real estate syndication fund in Dallas, not unlike Cardone’s, taken down by rising rates. Josh Gabert-Doyon, The New Republic, 29 Aug. 2023 That was a completely different business model that was predicated on the longevity of a show that went from network TV into syndication. Time, 20 July 2023 On the other hand, Netflix originals would live exclusively on its platform, cutting out the traditional syndication market that delivered hefty paydays for creatives on successful shows. Anousha Sakoui, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2023 The push toward real estate crowdfunding and syndication hasn’t been limited to celebrities, either. Josh Gabert-Doyon, The New Republic, 29 Aug. 2023 Among that union’s top demands: health care coverage and residuals for movies aired on television, reruns and syndication. David Arditi, Fortune, 19 July 2023 In addition, streaming undercut television syndication, which had been a big source of income for writers. Roger McNamee, WIRED, 19 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of syndication was in 1874

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“Syndication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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