Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of publishing matter in print or electronic form.
  • noun An issue of printed or electronic matter, such as a book or magazine, offered for distribution or sale.
  • noun Communication of information to the public.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In systematic biol., the distribution, in print, of the name of a species, genus, or other biological group, in accordance with certain technical requirements.
  • noun The act of publishing, or bringing to public notice; notification to people at large, by speech, writing, or printing; proclamation; promulgation; announcement: as, the publication of statutes; publication of banns.
  • noun The act of offering a book, map, print, piece of music, or the like, to the public by sale or by gratuitous distribution.
  • noun A work printed and published; any book, pamphlet, or periodical offered for sale to the public: as, a monthly publication; an illustrated publication.
  • noun 4. Appearance in public; public appearance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of publishing or making known; notification to the people at large, either by words, writing, or printing; proclamation; divulgation; promulgation
  • noun The act of offering a book, pamphlet, engraving, etc., to the public by sale or by gratuitous distribution.
  • noun That which is published or made known; especially, any book, pamphlet, etc., offered for sale or to public notice.
  • noun R. & Obs. An act done in public.
  • noun (Law) such an exhibition of a libel as brings it to the notice of at least one person other than the person libeled.
  • noun (Law) the delivery of a will, as his own, by a testator to witnesses who attest it.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of publishing printed or other matter
  • noun An issue of printed or other matter, offered for sale or distribution
  • noun The communication of information to the general public etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
  • noun the communication of something to the public; making information generally known
  • noun the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution
  • noun the act of issuing printed materials

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English publicacioun, act of making public, from Old French publicacion, from Latin pūblicātiō, pūblicātiōn-, from pūblicātus, past participle of pūblicāre, to make public, from pūblicus, public; see public.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French publicacion, from Latin publicatio,

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