releaser

releaser

[ri-lee-ser]
noun
1.
a person or thing that releases.
2.
Ethology. a key stimulus, as a sound, odor, moving shape, or patch of color, that elicits a predictable behavioral response in an animal.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English. See release, -er1

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release (rɪˈliːs)
 
vb
1.  to free (a person, animal, etc) from captivity or imprisonment
2.  to free (someone) from obligation or duty
3.  to free (something) from (one's grip); let go or fall
4.  to issue (a record, film, book, etc) for sale or circulation
5.  to make (news or information) known or allow (news or information) to be made known: to release details of an agreement
6.  law to relinquish (a right, claim, title, etc) in favour of someone else
7.  ethology to evoke (a response) through the presentation of a stimulus that produces the response innately
 
n
8.  the act of freeing or state of being freed, as from captivity, imprisonment, duty, pain, life, etc
9.  the act of issuing for sale or publication
10.  something issued for sale or public showing, esp a film or a record: a new release from Bob Dylan
11.  a news item, document, etc, made available for publication, broadcasting, etc
12.  law the surrender of a claim, right, title, etc, in favour of someone else
13.  a control mechanism for starting or stopping an engine
14.  a.  the opening of the exhaust valve of a steam engine near the end of the piston stroke
 b.  the moment at which this valve opens
15.  the electronic control regulating how long a note sounds after a synthesizer key has been released
16.  the control mechanism for the shutter in a camera
 
[C13: from Old French relesser, from Latin relaxāre to slacken; see relax]
 
re'leaser
 
n

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