Definitions for Publicationˌpʌb lɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pub•li•ca•tionˌpʌb lɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of publishing a book, periodical, map, piece of music, engraving, or the like.

    Category: Printing

  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.

Origin of publication:

1350–1400; ME publicacioun < L pūblicātiō making public, confiscation =pūblicā(re) to make public+-tiō -tion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. publication(noun)

    a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

  2. issue, publication(noun)

    the act of issuing printed materials

  3. publication(noun)

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

  4. publication, publishing(noun)

    the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. publication(noun)ˌpʌb lɪˈkeɪ ʃən

    sth that is published

    a weekly/monthly/yearly publication

  2. publicationˌpʌb lɪˈkeɪ ʃən

    the act or process of publishing

    at the time of publication; the publication date


  1. publication(Noun)

    The act of publishing printed or other matter

  2. publication(Noun)

    An issue of printed or other matter, offered for sale or distribution

  3. publication(Noun)

    The communication of information to the general public etc.

  4. Origin: From publicacion, from publicatio,

Webster Dictionary

  1. Publication(noun)

    the act of publishing or making known; notification to the people at large, either by words, writing, or printing; proclamation; divulgation; promulgation; as, the publication of the law at Mount Sinai; the publication of the gospel; the publication of statutes or edicts

  2. Publication(noun)

    the act of offering a book, pamphlet, engraving, etc., to the public by sale or by gratuitous distribution

  3. Publication(noun)

    that which is published or made known; especially, any book, pamphlet, etc., offered for sale or to public notice; as, a daily or monthly publication

  4. Publication(noun)

    an act done in public


  1. Publication

    To publish is to make content available to the general public. While specific use of the term may vary among countries, it is usually applied to text, images, or other audio-visual content on any traditional medium, including paper. The word publication means the act of publishing, and also refers to any printed copies.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Publication' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2672

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Publication' in Nouns Frequency: #816

Translations for Publication

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act of publishing or announcing publicly

the publication of a new novel; the publication of the facts.

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