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issuenoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪʃ·u/

issue noun [C] (SUBJECT)

a ​subject or ​problem that ​people are ​thinking and ​talking about: There ​continues to be a ​greatdeal of ​debate over the ​propertytax 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 ​postagestamps was ​released to ​honor women in the ​military. He ​picked up an ​old issue of Life ​magazine.

issueverb [T]

 us   /ˈɪʃ·u/

issue verb [T] (SUPPLY)

to give, ​supply, or ​produce something ​official: Reporters ​gathered on the ​WhiteHouselawn, hoping that the ​president would issue a ​statement.
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issuenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɪʃ.uː/ /ˈɪs.juː/

issue noun [C] (SUBJECT)

B1 a ​subject or ​problem that ​people are ​thinking and ​talking about: environmental/​ethical/​personal issues As ​employers we need to be ​seen to be addressing (= ​dealing with) these issues ​sympathetically. Don't ​worry about who will do it - that's just a side issue (= not the ​mainproblem).at issue C2 most ​important in what is being ​discussed: The ​point at issue is what is ​best for the ​child.make an issue of sth disapproving to make something ​seem more ​important than it should be, or to ​argue about it: Of ​course I'll ​help you, there's no need to make an issue of it.take issue with sth C1 formal to ​disagreestrongly: I took issue with him over his ​interpretation of the ​instructions.have issues (with sb/sth) to have ​difficulty or ​disagreement with someone or something: All the ​people in the ​study had ​lowself-esteem and had issues with ​theirbodies. Anna has ​major issues with her ​employer.
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issue noun [C] (PRODUCT)

B2 a set of ​newspapers or ​magazinespublished at the same ​time or a ​singlecopy of a ​newspaper or ​magazine: There's an ​article on ​motorbikes in the ​latest/next issue. An ​old issue of "Homes and Gardens" ​lay on the ​table. An issue of shares is a ​time when a ​company gives ​people the ​chance to ​buypart of it or gives ​extra shares to ​people who already own some.

issueverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈɪʃ.uː/ /ˈɪs.juː/
C2 to ​produce or ​provide something ​official: The ​office will be issuing ​permits on ​Tuesday and ​Thursdaymornings. The ​school issued a ​statement about ​itsplans to the ​press./The ​school issued the ​press with a ​statement about ​itsplans.
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issuenoun

uk   us   /ˈɪʃuː/
[C or U] (also issuance) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the ​offer for ​sale by a ​company or ​organization of ​financialproducts such as ​shares or ​bonds: bond/​stock/​share issuethe issue of sth Shareholders ​approved the issue of 12 million ​shares of ​preferredstock.in issue Total ​shares in issue are in ​excess of the those ​stated in the ​report.at/on issue While the ​sharesdipped below the ​price at issue, some ​buyingsupportlifted the ​stock back into ​positiveterritory.
[C] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET all of a particular ​type of ​shares, ​bonds, etc. that are ​offered for ​sale together: Since it is the largest issue and the ​market is ​witnessingpoorperformance, ​investors might not get ​value. We ​launched an ​exchangeoffer to ​buy back existing ​bonds in ​return for a new issue.
[C] a ​group or ​series, or one of a ​group or ​series, of things that are made ​available, ​published, or ​printed at the same ​time: an issue of a journal/magazine/newspaper The latest issue of the ​journalfeaturesinterviews with twelve great ​businessleaders. today's/this month's/Saturday's/etc. issue Issue ​number one of the comic ​booksold for $1.2 million at ​auction.
[C or U] MONEY the ​act of making ​availablecoins, ​currency, or ​stamps by a ​government, or the ​items themselves: Issue of a new ten rupee ​coinreplaced a ​note of a similar ​denomination already in ​circulation. We expect the ​release of two commemorative ​coin issues by the United ​States Mint.
[C] a ​subject or problem that ​peoplethink or ​talk about, or need to ​deal with: address/tackle/resolve an issue The ​serviceoffersconfidentialhelp to filers who cannot ​resolve an issue through ​normalchannels. consider/discuss an issue a ​central/​core/​key issue a major/​minor issuea critical/serious issue Health ​care could become a ​critical issue in ​political debate. a complex/controversial/​sensitive issue
[C] LAW a ​question that ​people still ​disagree about after all ​sides have argued for their ​clients in ​court: Pleadings, ​depositions, and ​admissions on ​file show that there is no genuine issue.
be at issue formal to be the most important ​part of what is being discussed: The ​point at issue is what is best for the ​firm.
take issue with sth formal to ​disagreestrongly with someone: take issue with sb over sth I took issue with him over his interpretation of the ​instructions.

issueverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈɪʃuː/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to ​offer for ​salefinancialproducts such as ​shares or ​bonds: issue ​shares/​stock/​bonds The ​notes are being issued to ​fundpublicinfrastructureimprovements. About $8.8 ​billion of ​debt was issued to ​paydividends.
to ​officiallypublish or announce something: issue a report/statement/warning A ​competitor issued a ​statementcalling its ​bidsuperior to the one that had been ​accepted. issue an ​apology/a ​notice/an ​order The city issued a ​certificate of ​occupancy for the new ​building.
LAW to ​start a ​legalprocess: issue a warrant/writ The ​judge issued a ​writ of ​possession, an ​order that ​allowed the ​bank to take ​possession of the ​collateral.
to give someone something, especially ​officially: issue sth to sb/sth Officials issued new ​passports to refugees at the ​consulate.issue sb with sth Employees who are off ​sick for more than seven days will be issued with ​notes.
MONEY to make or ​release new ​coins, ​currency, or ​stamps: The ​regime in December issued new ​currency and ​wiped out ​privatesavings.
(Definition of issue from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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