Definitions for: Publication

[n] the business of publishing
[n] the act of issuing printed materials
[n] a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

Webster (1913) Definition: Pub`li*ca"tion, n. [L. publicatio confiscation:
cf. F. publication. See Publish.]
1. The act of publishing or making known; notification to the
people at large, either by words, writing, or printing;
proclamation; divulgation; promulgation; as, the
publication of the law at Mount Sinai; the publication of
the gospel; the publication of statutes or edicts.

2. The act of offering a book, pamphlet, engraving, etc., to
the public by sale or by gratuitous distribution.

The publication of these papers was not owing to our
folly, but that of others. --Swift.

3. That which is published or made known; especially, any
book, pamphlet, etc., offered for sale or to public
notice; as, a daily or monthly publication.

4. An act done in public. [R. & Obs.]

His jealousy . . . attends the business, the
recreations, the publications, and retirements of
every man. --Jer. Taylor.

Publication of a libel (Law), such an exhibition of a libel
as brings it to the notice of at least one person other
than the person libeled.

Publication of a will (Law), the delivery of a will, as his
own, by a testator to witnesses who attest it.

Synonyms: issue, publishing

See Also: art, artwork, book, business, business enterprise, cartoon, collection, commercial enterprise, compendium, contents, contribution, desktop publishing, dope sheet, facing pages, format, graphics, impression, new edition, nontextual matter, periodical, piece of work, printing, printing, read, reference, reissue, reprint, reprinting, republication, republication, republishing, scratch sheet, serialisation, serialization, sketch, source, spread, spreadhead, table of contents, text, textual matter, volume, work

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