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issue

noun [C]  us   /ˈɪʃ·u/

issue noun [C] (SUBJECT)

a subject or problem that people are thinking and talking about: There continues to be a great deal of debate over the property tax issue. Isn’t the need to hire more staff what’s really at issue here (= the subject of the disagreement)? I like my hair this way – I don’t see why you have to make an issue of it (= cause it to be a problem).

issue noun [C] (SUPPLY)

a group or series, or one of a group or series, of things that are supplied, made available, or printed at the same time: A new issue of postage stamps was released to honor women in the military. He picked up an old issue of Life magazine.

issue

verb [T]  us   /ˈɪʃ·u/

issue verb [T] (SUPPLY)

to give, supply, or produce something official: Reporters gathered on the White House lawn, hoping that the president would issue a statement.
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