Definition of publication in English:

publication

Line breaks: pub¦li|ca¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1The preparation and issuing of a book, journal, or piece of music for public sale: the publication of her first novel
More example sentences
  • The work on editing the typescript in preparation for publication continues.
  • Present-day emblem scholars continue a tradition dating back to the initial publication of emblem books.
  • This piece is awaiting future publication as part of Students of the Free Market book project.
Synonyms
1.1The action of making something generally known: the publication of April trade figures
More example sentences
  • Future publication may not be possible because doing so might expose informers.
  • No, the foreign exchange markets moved substantially upon the publication of US trade data.
  • Upon the publication of this discovery, businessmen flocked to the village.
1.2 [count noun] A book or journal issued for public sale: scientific publications
More example sentences
  • He wrote prolifically with over 30 books and publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Sir Timothy is the author of many publications and contributes to numerous journals.
  • It will be nice if you get your degree with a few refereed journal publications already in hand.
Synonyms
book, volume, hardback, paperback, title, work, tome, opus, treatise, manual, register, almanac, yearbook, compendium; newspaper, paper, magazine, periodical, part-work, newsletter, gazette, bulletin, journal, report, daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly, annual, comic, organ, booklet, brochure, catalogue, magalogue
informal glossy, rag, mag, zine, fanzine

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'public announcement or declaration'): via Old French from Latin publicatio(n-), from publicare 'make public' (see publish).

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