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membership

noun uk   /ˈmem.bə.ʃɪp/ us    /-bɚ-/
B1 [U] the state of belonging to an organization: You have to apply for membership of (US in) the sports club. a membership fee/card Annual membership (= the amount you have to pay to join a particular organization for one year) is £25. C1 [C, + sing/pl verb] all the people who belong to an organization: Our membership is/are divided on the issue. The society has a very large membership (= number of members).
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