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membership

noun
     
mem‧ber‧ship S2 W2
1 [uncountable] when someone is a member of a club, group, or organizationCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
apply for membership renew your membership (=apply to become a member again after your membership has ended) union/church/party etc membership (=membership of a particular group) full membership (=membership with all the rights that can be allowed to members) membership card membership fees
membership of
Greece first applied for membership of the EU in 1975.
membership in American English
I forgot to renew my membership in the sailing club.
You should carry your membership card with you at all times.
Membership fees are being increased this year.
2 [singular also + plural verb British English] all the members of a club, group, or organization:
The membership voted to change the rules about women members.
3 [singular] the number of people who belong to a club, group, or organization:
We're trying to increase our membership.
The club has a membership of 200.

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