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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Publication \Pub`li*ca"tion\, n. [L. publicatio confiscation:
cf. F. publication. See Publish.]
1. The act of publishing or making known; notification to the
people at large, either by words, writing, or printing;
proclamation; divulgation; promulgation; as, the
publication of the law at Mount Sinai; the publication of
the gospel; the publication of statutes or edicts.
2. The act of offering a book, pamphlet, engraving, etc., to
the public by sale or by gratuitous distribution.
The publication of these papers was not owing to our
folly, but that of others. --Swift.
3. That which is published or made known; especially, any
book, pamphlet, etc., offered for sale or to public
notice; as, a daily or monthly publication.
4. An act done in public. [R. & Obs.]
His jealousy . . . attends the business, the
recreations, the publications, and retirements of
every man. --Jer. Taylor.
Publication of a libel (Law), such an exhibition of a libel
as brings it to the notice of at least one person other
than the person libeled.
Publication of a will (Law), the delivery of a will, as his
own, by a testator to witnesses who attest it.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
2: the act of issuing printed materials [syn: issue,
3: the communication of something to the public; making
information generally known
4: the business of issuing printed matter for sale or
distribution [syn: publication, publishing]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
237 Moby Thesaurus words for "publication":
Christophany, Satanophany, account, acquaintance, advertisement,
advertising, airing, albertype, angelophany, announcement, annual,
appearance, attenuation, avatar, best seller, bimonthly, biweekly,
blue book, book, book printing, booklet, bound book, briefing,
broadcast, broadcasting, broadside, brochure, bulletin,
chromotypography, chromotypy, chromoxylography, circumfusion,
classic, collotype, color printing, coloring book, communication,
communique, conveyance, daily, data, datum, declaration,
definitive work, diffraction, diffusion, dilution, directory,
disclosure, dispatch, dispensation, dispersal, dispersion,
dissemination, dissipation, distribution, divergence,
electronography, electrostatic printing, embodiment, enlightenment,
epiphany, evaporation, evidence, evincement, expansion, expression,
facts, factual information, familiarization, flier, flyer, folio,
fortnightly, fragmentation, gen, general information, giving,
graphic arts, gravure, great work, guidebook, halftone engraving,
hand-out, handbill, handout, hard information, hardback,
hebdomadal, history of printing, impartation, imparting,
impartment, incarnation, incidental information, indication, info,
information, instruction, intelligence, issuance, job printing,
journal, juvenile, juvenile book, knowledge, leaflet, letterpress,
letterpress photoengraving, light, limp-cover book, line engraving,
lithography, lithogravure, lithophotogravure, magazine,
magnum opus, manifestation, materialization, mention, message,
mimeograph, monthly, newsletter, newspaper, nonbook, notebook,
notice, notification, novel, offset, offset lithography, onset,
opus, opuscule, opusculum, palaeotypography, pamphlet, paper,
paperback, peppering, periodical, photo-offset,
photochemical process, photoengraving, photogelatin process,
photographic reproduction, photography, photolithography,
phototypography, phototypy, photozincography, picture book,
planographic printing, planography, playbook, pneumatophany,
pocket book, prayer book, presentation, printing, printmaking,
proclamation, production, promotional material, promulgation,
pronouncement, pronunciamento, proof, propagation, psalmbook,
psalter, publicity, publicizing, publishing, putting out,
quarterly, radiation, release, relief printing, report, reporting,
revelation, rotary photogravure, rotogravure, scattering,
scatterment, serial, sharing, sheetwork, shotgun pattern,
sidelight, sketchbook, soft-cover, songbook, sowing, spattering,
splay, spread, spreading, sprinkling, standard work, statement,
stencil, storybook, strewing, tabloid, telling, the dope,
the goods, the know, the scoop, theophany, three-color printing,
title, tome, trade book, transfer, transference, transmission,
transmittal, two-color printing, typography, typolithography,
volatilization, volume, weekly, white book, white paper,
wood-block printing, word, work, writing, xerography, xeroprinting,
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
PUBLICATION. The act by which a thing is made public.
2. It differs from promulgation, (q.v.) and see also Toullier, Dr. Civ.
Fr. Titre Preliminaire, n. 59, for the difference in the meaning of these
3. Publication has different meanings. When applied to a law, it
signifies the rendering public the existence of the law; when it relates to
the opening the depositions taken in a case in chancery, it means that
liberty is given to the officer in whose custody the depositions of
witnesses in a cause are lodged, either by consent of parties, or by the
rules or orders of the court, to show the depositions openly, and to give
out copies of them. Pract. Reg. 297; 1 Harr. Ch. Pr. 345; Blake's Ch. Pr.
143. When it refers to a libel, it is its communication to a second or third
person, or a greater number. Holt on Libels, 254, 255, 290; Stark. on
Slander, 350; Holt's N. P. Rep. 299; 2 Bl. R. 1038; 1 Saund. 112, n. 3. And
when spoken of a will, it signifies that the testator has done some act from
which it can be concluded that he intended the instrument to operate as his
will. Cruise, Dig. tit. 38, c. 5, s. 47; 3 Atk. 161; 4 Greenl. R. 220; 3
Rawle, R. 15; Com. Dig. Estates by devise, E 2. Vide Com. Dig. Chancery, Q;
Id. Libel, B 1; Ibid. Action upon the case for defamation, G 4; Roscoe's Cr.
Ev. 529; Bac. Ab. Libel, B; Hawk. P. C. B. 1, c. 73, s. 10; 3 Yeates' R.
128; 10 Johns. R. 442. As to the publication of an award, see 6 N. H. Rep.
36. See, generally, Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.
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