What does Publication mean?

Definitions for Publication
ˌpʌb lɪˈkeɪ ʃənpub·li·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. publicationnoun

    a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

  2. issue, publicationnoun

    the act of issuing printed materials

  3. publicationnoun

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

  4. publication, publishingnoun

    the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution


  1. publicationnoun

    The act of publishing printed or other matter

  2. publicationnoun

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

  3. publicationnoun

    The communication of information to the general public etc.

  4. Etymology: From publicacion, from publicatio,

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Publicationnoun

    Etymology: publico, Lat.

    For the instruction of all men to eternal life, it is necessary, that the sacred and saving truth of God be openly published unto them, which open publication of heavenly mysteries is by an excellency termed preaching. Richard Hooker.

    An imperfect copy having been offered to a bookseller, you consented to the publication of one more correct. Alexander Pope.

    The publication of these papers was not owing to our folly, but that of others. Jonathan Swift.


  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, including paper (newspapers, magazines, catalogs, etc.). The word publication means the act of publishing, and also any printed copies issued for public distribution.


  1. publication

    A publication is a book, magazine, article, or any other written work that is made available to the public, either in print or digital format. It can also refer to the act or process of producing and distributing such works. The term may also include various forms of media like music albums, films, or artworks that are made public. It can be produced by a publishing house, a company, an individual, or any organization.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Publicationnoun

    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. Publicationnoun

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

  3. Publicationnoun

    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. Publicationnoun

    an act done in public

  5. Etymology: [L. publicatio confiscation: cf. F. publication. See Publish.]


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. publication

    A form of communication.

    The publication had intelligent information within it.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Publication in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Publication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Publication in a Sentence

  1. Gary Lavine:

    We promulgated a rule having to do with applications for outside activity — meaning outside income. The rule requires a vote of the commission. But there was no vote on the book deal, in fact it was never presented to us. The staff took the position that no vote of the commission was necessary. I will move tomorrow to rescind the informal opinion, the grounds for rescission on the approval is the material misrepresentation that there would be no state resources used to write the book and effective its publication.

  2. Richard Benyon:

    In principle, I think it should be released, part of the reason for having an Intelligence and Security Committee is that issues of public concern can be properly considered and the public can be informed through the publication of the reports once they have gone through thesecurity process.

  3. Baba Faiz:

    To write is easy, while writing for publication seems a tough task to be performed well. Writing down the emotions that you truly feel beautifies the spirit of writing and enlightens the reader; on the contrary, overloading your thoughts with heavy words- having no senses at all but carrying multi-dimensional meanings with them- for the one and only sake of publication perishes the fabric of writing.

  4. Clifford Ollier:

    If anybody wants to argue, they must argue with the facts; the place of publication is irrelevant.

  5. Maximo Kirchner:

    Nobody called me, not the Brazilian publication or Clarin, to check this information.

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