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subscriber

noun [C]
 
 
/səbˈskraɪbər/ US   /-bɚ/
COMMERCE someone who pays to receive a newspaper or magazine regularly or to use a phone line or internet service: broadband/cable/internet subscriberssubscriber to sth They have 27,950 subscribers to their daily email newsletter. The mobile phone company has a global subscriber base of 59m users.
STOCK MARKET someone who formally asks to buy shares when they are issued : A sharp fall in fourth-quarter subscriber numbers overshadowed a rise in full-year pre-tax profits.
LAW someone who signs a memorandum of association (= document needed to officially form a new company) of a new company and promises to buy a particular number of shares: The minimum figure for share capital can be of any amount, provided the subscribers to the memorandum take at least one share each.
(Definition of subscriber from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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