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Meaning of readership

read•er•ship

Pronunciation: (rē'dur-ship"), [key]
— n.
  1. the people who read or are thought to read a particular book, newspaper, magazine, etc.: The periodical has a dwindling readership.
  2. the duty, status, or profession of a reader.
  3. (esp. in British universities) the position of instructor or lecturer.
  4. the state or quality of being a reader: appealing to a higher level of readership.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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