Meaning of “release” - Learner’s Dictionary

release

noun us uk /rɪˈliːs/
Extra Examples
The protesters are demanding his release.His release is scheduled for early next year.The negotiator managed to secure the hostage's release.The prisoner has been granted an early release.Mandela's release was shown live on television.
FROM PRISON [ C ]

the occasion when someone is allowed to leave prison:

After his release from jail, Jackson found it difficult to find work.
FILM/RECORD [ C ]

B2 a new film or record that you can buy:

Have you heard the group's latest release?
SUBSTANCE [ C, U ]

an occasion when a substance is allowed to flow out of somewhere:

a release of toxic gas from the factory
→ See also press release

(Definition of “release noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)