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noun American English pronunciation: share /ʃer/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] [usually singular] a part of a total number or amount of something that is divided between several people or things
    share in:

    He has no right to a share in the profits.

    Britain's share of world trade had steadily declined.

    1. a.
      [singular] a part of the total amount of work or responsibility of several people
      share of:

      He does his share of the cooking.

      Jane has accepted her share of the blame.

  2. 2
    [singular] a reasonable or normal amount of something

    He has suffered more than his fair share of disappointments.

    share of:

    We certainly had our share of good fortune.

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