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Definition of publication noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the act of printing a book, a magazine, etc. and making it available to the public; a book, a magazine, etc. that has been published the publication date the publication of his first novel specialist publications
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of printing something in a newspaper, report, etc. so that the public knows about it a delay in the publication of the exam results The newspaper continues to defend its publication of the photographs.
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