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Pronunciation:  `publu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the business of publishing
  2. [n]  the act of issuing printed materials
  3. [n]  a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

PUBLICATION is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.