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noun membership pronunciation in British English /ˈmembə(r)ʃɪp/ 
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singularmembership
pluralmemberships
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the fact of being a member of a club, organization, or group

    union/party/club membership

    membership of:

    Several countries have applied for membership of the EU.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the people who belong to a club, organization, or group

    Our membership will vote on the proposal in May.

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