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English definition of “publication”

publication

noun     /ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃən/ 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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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