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publication

[puhb-li-key-shuh n] /ˌpʌb lɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of publishing a book, periodical, map, piece of music, engraving, or the like.
2.
the act of bringing before the public; announcement.
3.
the state or fact of being published.
4.
something that is published, especially a periodical.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English publicacioun < Latin pūblicātiōn- (stem of pūblicātiō) a making public, confiscation, equivalent to pūblicāt(us) (past participle of pūblicāre to make public) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonpublication, noun
propublication, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pro-publication

publication

/ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of publishing a printed work
2.
any printed work offered for sale or distribution
3.
the act or an instance of making information public
4.
the act of disseminating defamatory matter, esp by communicating it to a third person See libel, slander
Archaic word publishment
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin pūblicātiō confiscation of an individual's property, from pūblicāre to seize and assign to public use
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Word Origin and History for pro-publication
publication
late 14c., "the act of making publicly known," from O.Fr. publicacion (14c.), from L. publicationem (nom. publicatio) "a making public," n. of action from publicatus, pp. of publicare "make public," from publicus (see public). Meaning "the issuing of a book" is first recorded 1570s; "thing so issued" 1650s.
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