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release

noun (MAKING PUBLIC)    /rɪˈliːs/
[U] the act of making something public or available for use: There are strict rules on the release of official information .Liberating, relaxing and releasingAvailable and accessiblePresent [C] a written statement that gives information to be broadcast or published : The Department of Transport has issued a press release about the proposals for the new motorway .Information and messages B2 [C] a musical recording that is made available for the public to buy : Her latest release, a song about doomed love , she wrote herself.Recording sounds and imagesAvailable and accessiblePresent be on general release If a film is on/in general release, it is available to be shown in cinemas : The latest film from Disney goes on general release next month .Cinema - general words
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