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PUBLICATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does publication mean? 

PUBLICATION (noun)
  The noun PUBLICATION has 4 senses:

1. a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
2. the act of issuing printed materials
3. the communication of something to the public; making information generally known
4. the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution

  Familiarity information: PUBLICATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PUBLICATION (noun)


Sense 1publication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A copy of a printed work offered for distribution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("publication" is a kind of...):

piece of work; work (a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing)

Meronyms (parts of "publication"):

cartoon; sketch (a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine)

contents; table of contents (a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start)

text; textual matter (the words of something written)

facing pages; spread; spread head; spreadhead (two facing pages of a book or other publication)

format (the general appearance of a publication)

art; artwork; graphics; nontextual matter (photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "publication"):

reference; source (a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to)

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.)

mag; magazine (a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it)

periodical (a publication that appears at fixed intervals)

collection; compendium (a publication containing a variety of works)

impression; printing (all the copies of a work printed at one time)

read (something that is read)

volume (a publication that is one of a set of several similar publications)

book (a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together))

new edition (a publication (such as a book) that has been modified or updated and offered again for sale)

reissue; reprint; reprinting (a publication (such as a book) that is reprinted without changes or editing and offered again for sale)

republication (something that has been published again; a fresh publication (as of a literary work))


Sense 2publication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of issuing printed materials

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

publication; issue

Hypernyms ("publication" is a kind of...):

printing (the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution)


Sense 3publication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The communication of something to the public; making information generally known

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("publication" is a kind of...):

communication (something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups)


Sense 4publication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

publishing; publication

Hypernyms ("publication" is a kind of...):

business; business enterprise; commercial enterprise (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects)

Domain member category:

headline (provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline)

index (provide with an index)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "publication"):

desktop publishing ((computer science) the use of microcomputers with graphics capacity to produce printed materials)

republication; republishing (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)


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