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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Publication  \Pub`li*ca"tion\,  n.  [L.  publicatio  confiscation: 
  cf  F.  publication.  See  {Publish}.] 
  1.  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.  The  act  of  offering  a  book,  pamphlet,  engraving,  etc.,  to 
  the  public  by  sale  or  by  gratuitous  distribution. 
  The  publication  of  these  papers  was  not  owing  to  our 
  folly,  but  that  of  others  --Swift. 
  3.  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.  An  act  done  in  public.  [R.  &  Obs.] 
  His  jealousy  .  .  .  attends  the  business,  the 
  recreations,  the  publications,  and  retirements  of 
  every  man.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  {Publication  of  a  libel}  (Law),  such  an  exhibition  of  a  libel 
  as  brings  it  to  the  notice  of  at  least  one  person  other 
  than  the  person  libeled. 
  {Publication  of  a  will}  (Law),  the  delivery  of  a  will  as  his 
  own  by  a  testator  to  witnesses  who  attest  it 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  printed  work  offered  for  distribution 
  2:  the  act  of  issuing  printed  materials  [syn:  {issue}] 
  3:  the  business  of  publishing  [syn:  {publishing}] 

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