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the fans of a sport or famous person
The fans of a sport, activity, work, person etc., taken as a group.
The subculture of fans.
A fandom is a subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of empathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest. Fans typically are interested in even minor details of the objects of their fandom and spend a significant portion of their time and energy involved with their interest, often as a part of a social network with particular practices, differentiating fandom-affiliated people from those with only a casual interest. A fandom can grow around any area of human interest or activity. The subject of fan interest can be narrowly defined, focused on something like an individual celebrity, or encompassing entire hobbies, genres or fashions. While it is now used to apply to groups of people fascinated with any subject, the term has its roots in those with an enthusiastic appreciation for sports. Merriam-Webster's dictionary traces the usage of the term back as far as 1903.Many fandoms overlap. There are a number of large conventions that cater to fandom such as film, comics, anime, television shows, cosplay, and the opportunity to buy and sell related merchandise. Annual conventions such as Comic Con International, Wondercon, Dragon Con and New York Comic Con are some of the more well known and highly attended events that cater to overlapping fandoms.
Fandom is a term used to refer to a subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of sympathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest. Fans typically are interested in even minor details of the object of their fandom and spend a significant portion of their time and energy involved with their interest, often as a part of a social network with particular practices; this is what differentiates "fannish" fans from those with only a casual interest. A fandom can grow up centered around any area of human interest or activity. The subject of fan interest can be narrowly defined, focused on something like an individual celebrity, or more widely defined, encompassing entire hobbies, genres or fashions. While it is now used to apply to groups of people fascinated with any subject, the term has its roots in those with an enthusiastic appreciation for sports. Merriam-Webster's dictionary traces the usage of the term back as far as 1903. Fandom as a term can also be used in a broad sense to refer to the interconnected social networks of individual fandoms, many of which overlap.
The numerical value of fandom in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of fandom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of fandom in a Sentence
Were very grateful to your fandom over the years ... this is the reality as opposed to the media-led hate campaign.
There's a lot of danger of false positives, i think that the fandom community in part has been really burned by this in the past, and they are rightfully freaking out right now.
That was one of the easiest decisions for us actually, after the United States and after the UK, Japan is the third best area for ‘Harry Potter’ fandom.
For celebrities, like brands, this is another way for them to engage with their fans and audiences, this could be through virtual events, concerts, shows and more. They could sell virtual merchandise so fans could show their fandom both in their real and virtual lives.
We're encouraged by the work we've done in London, the belief we can build long term fandom for the game way beyond a one-off experience, we believe now we can take a look at the obvious next market. We have a good fan base in Germany... so it's a logical next focal point for us within the European market.
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- afición, fandomSpanish
- fanikunta, fanikulttuuri, faniusFinnish
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