English edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English publicacioun, from Old French publicacion, from Latin pūblicātiō.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun edit

publication (countable and uncountable, plural publications)

  1. The act of publishing printed or other matter.
    • 1727, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, “Preface”, in Miscellanies in Prose:
      The publication of these papers was not owing to our folly, but that of others.
    • 1947 January and February, “Notes and News: Steamer Services on the Clyde”, in Railway Magazine, page 50:
      Owing to the time lag which must occur between the dates of closing for press and publication, it sometimes happens that items of news are out of date, or inaccurate, by the time they reach readers.
  2. An issue of printed or other matter, offered for sale or distribution.
  3. The communication of information to the general public etc.
    • 1651–1653, Jer[emy] Taylor, ΕΝΙΑΥΤΟΣ [Eniautos]. A Course of Sermons for All the Sundays of the Year. [], 2nd edition, London: [] Richard Royston [], published 1655, →OCLC:
      His jealousy ... attends the business, the recreations, the publications, and retirements of every man.

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French edit

Etymology edit

From Latin pūblicātiōnem.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

publication f (plural publications)

  1. publication
  2. publicizing

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Noun edit

publication (plural publicationes)

  1. publication, act or process of printing and/or publishing
  2. publication, a published text or book