Definition of readership in English:

readership

noun

  • 1[treated as singular or plural] The readers of a newspaper, magazine, or book regarded collectively.

    ‘the magazine has a readership of just 65,000’
    • ‘Their emphasis is on practice not theory, and the intended readership is made very clear.’
    • ‘It is a pleasure to edit a magazine with such an intelligent and engaged readership.’
    • ‘It plainly addresses different readerships, either within the one nation or outside it.’
    • ‘There is absolutely no transparency in measuring the readerships of newspapers or magazines for that matter.’
    • ‘Much of this has to do with the growth of rural readership and circulation in Hindi newspapers.’
    • ‘The circulation rates and readerships of newspapers greatly exceed those of medical journals.’
    • ‘This is not just a result of the preferences of a mass readership, who happily pick up stories but seldom read poems.’
    • ‘Mainstream newspaper publishers have been wresting with falling readerships and generational market shifts for at least a decade, with little apparent success.’
    • ‘A newspaper with an elderly readership can see its circulation dying off with its readers.’
    • ‘Newspaper readership information is collated by the National Readership Survey.’
    • ‘It denies the existence of different genres, different generations, different audiences and readerships.’
    • ‘You compare the readership of ‘The New York Times’ to the readerships of the other newspapers, and it compares very well…’
    • ‘This is the day it is announced in the House of Commons by the Prime Minister, and certainly a number of newspapers, with mass readerships throughout the country, have misunderstood it.’
    • ‘In addition, print-on-demand books can be a convenient way to distribute books that have low readerships, or to create custom readings for university students.’
    • ‘Thus, for an adoring readership did Laurie Lee foster the myth we demanded.’
    • ‘The magazine claims a readership of 20,000, which means it probably sells about half that.’
    • ‘As readership grows, so does the competition, but pioneers are not used to worrying.’
    • ‘Consequently the bias of one reporter reaches a global readership of millions.’
    • ‘These technologies also allow a wide readership of certain precious manuscripts.’
    • ‘The fact that there is so little at stake in terms of financial rewards, book royalties and readerships means that innovative writers can afford a little self-indulgence.’
    distribution, readership
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  • 2British The position of Reader at a university.

    ‘friends invited him to apply for the Readership’
    • ‘As a Reader, he was not obliged to assume executive or even teaching roles - the Readership being conceived, in the British tradition, as essentially a research position.’
    • ‘He returned to Bristol in 1946 when offered a Readership there.’
    • ‘Moreover, Bonsall had been promoted to a Readership in the meantime, and Goldie thought that it would be better to return to pure algebra, where he stood a better chance of doing more independent work.’
    • ‘Two years later, in 1967, Sargent retired from her Readership and, unlike many mathematicians, seems to have given up research at this time.’
    • ‘By the time she published her next book, she had a Readership; a chair followed a few years later.’
    • ‘In the Church Donne held several livings and the divinity readership at Lincoln's Inn.’
    • ‘Research output of high quantity and quality would almost certainly be rewarded in terms of academic prestige and through promotion, to a Readership or Chair, say, which may or may not have brought financial benefits.’
    • ‘A Readership in Statistics was created in the Faculty of Agriculture to teach courses in that Faculty and courses in Mathematics.’
    • ‘As part of their strategy to build up the mathematics department, they appointed an algebraist to a Readership, and two other staff to Lecturerships.’

Pronunciation:

readership

/ˈriːdəʃɪp/