Meaning of “publication” in the English Dictionary

"publication" in British English

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publicationnoun

uk /ˌpʌb.lɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌpʌb.ləˈkeɪ.ʃən/

B2 [ U ] the act of making information or stories available to people in a printed or electronic form:

The brochure will be ready for publication in September.
Will you arrange the publication of the names of the winners?
When is the publication date? (= When will the book be available to buy?)

B2 [ C ] a book, magazine, newspaper, or document in which information or stories are published:

Our latest publication is a magazine for health enthusiasts.

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(Definition of “publication” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"publication" in American English

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publicationnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌpʌb·lɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/

a book, magazine, newspaper, or document, or the act of making information or writing available, esp. in a printed form:

[ C ] His writing appears frequently in French, Mexican, and Canadian publications.
[ U ] The publication of the marathon finishers will be in next Sunday’s newspaper.

(Definition of “publication” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"publication" in Business English

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publicationnoun

uk /ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃən/ us COMMUNICATIONS

[ U ] the act of making information, stories, or pictures available to people either in books, newspapers, magazines, etc. or online:

They secured a High Court injunction to stop the publication of a misleading advertisement.
The catalogue will be ready for publication in September.
A new publication date of April 21 has been agreed.

[ C ] a book, magazine, report, etc. that is published:

The company placed ads in many different publications.
print/online/trade publications
monthly/weekly publications

[ U ] the act of giving the public details about a particular thing:

Their shares were pushed up nearly 8% after publication of the figures.

(Definition of “publication” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)