Definition of publication in English:

publication

noun

mass noun
  • 1The preparation and issuing of a book, journal, or piece of music for public sale.

    ‘the publication of her first novel’
    • ‘The usual gap between hardback and paperback publication of a book is roughly one year.’
    • ‘There were other problems with the early issues including financial and publication concerns.’
    • ‘Present-day emblem scholars continue a tradition dating back to the initial publication of emblem books.’
    • ‘At the time of the book's publication, the Declaration was novel and untested as to its character and significance.’
    • ‘Work on the Trilogies has begun, although no publication dates are set as yet.’
    • ‘The publication of the piece at this time troubles me for a number of reasons.’
    • ‘After the book's publication, it was treated as an example of ethnographic research.’
    • ‘A friend of mine is writing a gardening book for publication early next year.’
    • ‘I really do think I shall be able to work the stories and the illustrations up into a nice little book for publication.’
    • ‘She allowed the Army to vet her copy and determine the timing of its publication.’
    • ‘This piece is awaiting future publication as part of Students of the Free Market book project.’
    • ‘It gives guidance in all matters of manuscript preparation and publication.’
    • ‘This meant that publication costs needed to be kept down, and the message had to be right.’
    • ‘In the case of the former, it was the date of notification, and in the case of the latter, it was the date of publication.’
    • ‘The work on editing the typescript in preparation for publication continues.’
    • ‘The film rights were snapped up by Miramax even before the book's publication.’
    • ‘This makes the concurrent publication of these two books doubly welcome.’
    • ‘In any event the period between publication and the priority date must be measured in weeks or months.’
    • ‘Our search strategy was not limited by language, date, or publication status.’
    • ‘A note on its website says that the journal will cease publication with its next issue.’
    issuing, announcement, publishing, printing, notification, reporting, declaration, communication, proclamation, broadcasting, publicizing, advertising, distribution, spreading, dissemination, promulgation, issuance, appearance, emergence
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    1. 1.1 The action of making something generally known.
      ‘the publication of April trade figures’
      • ‘No, the foreign exchange markets moved substantially upon the publication of US trade data.’
      • ‘Future publication may not be possible because doing so might expose informers.’
      • ‘Upon the publication of this discovery, businessmen flocked to the village.’
    2. 1.2count noun A book or journal issued for public sale.
      ‘scientific publications’
      • ‘Still, as Liz had been reading intellectual publications the tone was set.’
      • ‘These early publications stand at the head of a prodigious and wide-ranging bibliography.’
      • ‘This is most visible in the large number of magazines and even research publications.’
      • ‘He wrote prolifically with over 30 books and publications in peer reviewed journals.’
      • ‘At the same time, we are responding to the changing needs of the readership by developing new publications.’
      • ‘He has a degree in botany and agriculture, and has numerous publications on those subjects to his credit.’
      • ‘Articles should not refer to other publications for information regarding ethical approval.’
      • ‘Books from the war period and local history publications will be available.’
      • ‘She writes on film and literature for a variety of British and American publications.’
      • ‘The local newspapers and free publications are a great way of getting a feel for the market.’
      • ‘Before this time there had been strict censorship over all publications.’
      • ‘Sir Timothy is the author of many publications and contributes to numerous journals.’
      • ‘The project managers would remain remote from any scientific publications.’
      • ‘The photographs from the day will be used in publications put out by the society and in other promotional material.’
      • ‘It will be nice if you get your degree with a few refereed journal publications already in hand.’
      • ‘Joe is an established author at this stage with several publications to his credit.’
      • ‘A torrent of scientific and popular publications on the subject began to appear.’
      • ‘On the other hand, the identity of the authors of anonymous publications was often generally known.’
      • ‘But today it is the zines, the more streetwise publications, that are taking the lead.’
      • ‘Reviews appeared in publications ranging from Nature to the Daily Mail, all of them favorable.’
      book, volume, hardback, paperback, title, work, tome, opus, treatise, manual, register, almanac, yearbook, compendium
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

publication

/ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/