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noun share pronunciation in British English /ʃeə(r)/ 
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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

    Britain's share of world trade had steadily declined.

    share in:

    He has no right to a share in profits.

    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
    share of:

    We certainly had our share of good fortune.

    He has suffered more than his fair share of disappointments.

  3. 3
    [countable] business one of the equal parts of a company that you can buy as a way of investing money
    share in:

    The scheme allows employees to buy shares in the company.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to shares

      Share prices fell on the Tokyo Stock Exchange today.


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