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membership

noun
 
 
/ˈmembəʃɪp/
[C or U] the state of belonging to a group or organization: membership in sth He holds membership in a number of regional and national organizations.membership of sth She has promised to use her influence and membership of a high-level advisory group to lobby for change.apply/qualify for membership Employees need to have worked here for more than two years in order to qualify for membership of the scheme.the cost/benefit of membership One of the benefits of membership is access to free legal advice. board/union membership EU/WTO/NATO membership full/free membership
[C or U] the number of people who belong to a group or organization: The EU's membership has almost doubled since 2004.have a membership of sth We currently have a membership of more than 11,000 professionals, professors, and students.declining/falling membership Pooling resources will help us cope more easily with declining membership and revenues. membership numbers/a membership basemembership declines/falls/goes down Membership in investment clubs has declined just like the stock market.membership increases/rises/climbs Party membership has risen, by 3,000, for the first time in 20 years.a decline/increase in membership We get a significant increase in membership each year, mostly because people read about us on the Internet.expand/boost/restrict membership The appointment was made in the hope of strengthening finances and boosting membership.
[S] members of a group or organization considered as a group: The firm has failed to recognize and appreciate what our membership has contributed during the past four years. Since the online group was formed just over a year ago, the membership has pretty much doubled every month.
(Definition of membership from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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