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. Ezra Shashoua:

    There is no exact date at this time, we expect to keep the same type of adult content as previously. The digital publication will have all of the same great content our print publication offers but will expand with video, interactive products and current news that’s relevant to our readers and fans.

  2. Faber Faber:

    It is difficult to express our profound sadness at losing P. D. James, one of the world's great writers and a Faber author since her first publication in 1962, she was so very remarkable in every aspect of her life, an inspiration and great friend to us all. We will miss her hugely.

  3. Amanda Cross:

    Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed.

  4. Anne Louise Germaine de Staël:

    Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty.

  5. The Senate report:

    After publication of the Washington Post article, Country [] demanded the closure of DETENTION SITE BLACK within hours, the CIA transferred the remaining CIA detainees out of the facility shortly thereafter.

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