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 Watch Jonathan Hernandez’s full interview Thursday on The Dr. Oz Show, which airs weekdays in syndication. Rosy Cordero,, "Aaron Hernandez's brother and fiancée react to Netflix docuseries Killer Inside," 30 Jan. 2020 If their show can be adapted for syndication to other markets, their chances are even better. cleveland, "Could iHeart layoffs be the beginning of local radio’s endgame?," 28 Jan. 2020 In the early 1970s Johnson Products became a sponsor of the groundbreaking TV dance and musical variety program, which went on to run in national syndication for almost four decades. Konstantin Toropin, CNN, "Joan Johnson, who co-founded the black hair company that made Afro Sheen, has died," 9 Sep. 2019 The Kelly Clarkson Show airs weekdays in syndication (check local listings). Jodi Guglielmi,, "Rob Lowe Went to Liza Minnelli's Hotel Room and Told Her He Wanted to Be an Actor at Age 10," 14 Jan. 2020 The show documented the travails of a gang of friends at Bayside High School and is still popular in syndication. Chloe Melas, CNN, "'Saved by the Bell' reboot casts transgender actress Josie Totah," 7 Jan. 2020 Until streaming reached a critical mass, the yardstick for success for a TV series was at least four seasons of 22 episodes that would have an afterlife in syndication or on cable -- which would result in years of royalty payments for a composer. Kathryn Kranhold, Billboard, "TV and Film Composers Say Netflix, Other Streaming Services Insist on Buying Out Their Music Rights," 11 Dec. 2019 The Wendy Williams Show airs weekdays in syndication (check local listings). Dave Quinn,, "RHONY's Luann de Lesseps Confirms Romance with Agent Richard Super," 22 Nov. 2019 Watch the videos above for Trump and Guilfoyle’s visit to the talk show, which airs daily in syndication. Nick Romano,, "The View falls into chaos amid heated Donald Trump Jr. appearance," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of syndication

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Feb 2020

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“Syndication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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