publication


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to publication: Publication 4681, Publication 502, Publication 946

pub·li·ca·tion

 (pŭb′lĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of publishing matter in print or electronic form.
2. An issue of printed or electronic matter, such as a book or magazine, offered for distribution or sale.
3. Communication of information to the public: the publication of the latest unemployment figures.

[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.]

publication

(ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. (Journalism & Publishing) the act or process of publishing a printed work
2. (Journalism & Publishing) any printed work offered for sale or distribution
3. the act or an instance of making information public
4. (Law) the act of disseminating defamatory matter, esp by communicating it to a third person. See libel, slander
Archaic word: publishment
[C14: via Old French from Latin pūblicātiō confiscation of an individual's property, from pūblicāre to seize and assign to public use]

pub•li•ca•tion

(ˌpʌb lɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of publishing a book, periodical, map, piece of music, engraving, or the like.
2. the act of bringing before the public; announcement.
3. the state or fact of being published.
4. something that is published, esp. a periodical.
[1350–1400; Middle English publicacioun < Latin pūblicātiō making public, confiscation =pūblicā(re) to make public + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.publication - a copy of a printed work offered for distributionpublication - a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
piece of work, work - a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"; "the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work"; "he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey"; "the work of an active imagination"; "erosion is the work of wind or water over time"
format - the general appearance of a publication
facing pages, spread head, spreadhead, spread - two facing pages of a book or other publication
reissue, reprint, reprinting - a publication (such as a book) that is reprinted without changes or editing and offered again for sale
new edition - a publication (such as a book) that has been modified or updated and offered again for sale
text, textual matter - the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text"
book - a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"
volume - a publication that is one of a set of several similar publications; "the third volume was missing"; "he asked for the 1989 volume of the Annual Review"
contents, table of contents - a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start
read - something that is read; "the article was a very good read"
printing, impression - all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
compendium, collection - a publication containing a variety of works
periodical - a publication that appears at fixed intervals
mag, magazine - a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it; "it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money"
tip sheet - a publication containing the latest information or tips or predictions for a particular business or stock market information or horse racing results, etc.
cartoon, sketch - a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine
artwork, graphics, nontextual matter, art - photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication; "the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book"
reference, source - a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to; "he carried an armful of references back to his desk"; "he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation"
republication - something that has been published again; a fresh publication (as of a literary work)
2.publication - the act of issuing printed materials
printing - the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution
3.publication - the communication of something to the public; making information generally known
communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
4.publication - the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
desktop publishing - (computer science) the use of microcomputers with graphics capacity to produce printed materials
republishing, republication - the act of publishing again
contribution - a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story
serialisation, serialization - publication in serial form
headline - provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline
index - provide with an index; "index the book"

publication

noun
1. pamphlet, book, newspaper, magazine, issue, title, leaflet, brochure, booklet, paperback, hardback, periodical, zine (informal), handbill a renewed campaign against pornographic publications

publication

noun
1. The act or process of publishing printed matter:
2. An issue of printed material offered for sale or distribution:
Translations
شَيئ مَنْشور: كِتاب، مَجَلَّه، نَشْرَهمَنْشُورنَشْر
publikacepublikovánítituloznámení
udgivelsepublikation
julkaisu
izdavanje
kiadványközzététel
útgáfaútgáfa; opinber tilkynning
出版
출판
leidinys
izdevumspaziņošana atklātībaipublicēšanapublikācija
publikáciapublikovanie
izdajaobjava
publikation
สิ่งตีพิมพ์
xuất bản

publication

[ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃən]
A. N (= act) → publicación f, edición f; (= published work) → publicación f
this is not for publicationesto no está destinado a la publicación
B. CPD publication date Nfecha f de publicación
publication details NPLdetalles mpl de publicación

publication

[ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃən] n
(= publishing) [book, magazine, article] → publication f
(= published book, magazine, article) → publication fpublic bar n (British)bar mpublic company nsociété f anonymepublic convenience n (British)toilettes fpl publiquespublic defender (US) navocat(e) m/f commis(e) d'officepublic enemy nennemi m public
to be Public Enemy No 1, to be public enemy number one → être l'ennemi public numéro unpublic enquiry nenquête f d'utilité publiquepublic gallery n (in parliament, courtroom)tribune f réservée au publicpublic health nsanté f publiquepublic holiday n (British)jour m fériépublic house n (British)pub mpublic housing n (US)logements mpl sociauxHLM fplpublic housing project n (US)cité f HLMpublic inquiry nenquête f d'utilité publique

publication

nVeröffentlichung f, → Publikation f (geh); when’s publication?wann erscheint das Buch?

publication

[ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃn] npubblicazione f

publication

(pabliˈkeiʃən) noun
1. the act of publishing or announcing publicly. the publication of a new novel; the publication of the facts.
2. something that has been published eg a book or magazine. recent publications.

publication

مَنْشُور publikace udgivelse Veröffentlichung δημοσίευση publicación julkaisu publication izdavanje pubblicazione 出版 출판 publicatie utgivelse publikacja publicação публикация publikation สิ่งตีพิมพ์ yayımlama xuất bản 出版物
References in classic literature ?
The fight concerned the publication of Clarence Richmond's name coupled with that of a woman school teacher, and as the dead man had begun the row by firing upon the editor, the effort to punish the slayer was unsuccessful.
About twelve years previously a Colorado real-estate speculator had made up his mind that it was wrong to gamble in the necessities of life of human beings: and so he had retired and begun the publication of a Socialist weekly.
It is not permitted to make use of the work in question to a publication of the same contents as well as to the pirated edition of it.
I could not offer the book for publication, for I was afraid it would unseat the reader's reason, I did not know what was the matter with it, for I had not noticed, as yet, that it was two stories in one.
In spite of his being allowed once more to live, however, he did not feel the continuance of his existence secure, till he had revealed his present engagement; for the publication of that circumstance, he feared, might give a sudden turn to his constitution, and carry him off as rapidly as before.
This design was no easy one to accomplish; and it has been a great encouragement to me (during the publication of my story in its periodical form) to know, on the authority of many readers, that the object which I had proposed to myself, I might, in some degree, consider as an object achieved.
I wrote a Story, with a purpose growing, not remotely, out of my experience, and sent it to Traddles, and he arranged for its publication very advantageously for me; and the tidings of my growing reputation began to reach me from travellers whom I encountered by chance.
It was plain, however, that frequent publication must finally wear out the public favour, unless some mode could be devised to give an appearance of novelty to subsequent productions.
Dujardin-Beaumetz, the under-secretary for fine arts, only forty-eight hours before the publication of this book.
Hence it is that I cannot in any degree approve of those restless and busy meddlers who, called neither by birth nor fortune to take part in the management of public affairs, are yet always projecting reforms; and if I thought that this tract contained aught which might justify the suspicion that I was a victim of such folly, I would by no means permit its publication.
On the day of its publication a wretched dog, flayed and otherwise mutilated, escaped from Moreau's house.
Such was the excitement, that the Parker's Falls Gazette anticipated its regular day of publication, and came out with half a form of blank paper and a column of double pica emphasized with capitals, and headed HORRID MURDER OF MR.