Definition of publishing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

    

publishing

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpʌblɪʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌblɪʃɪŋ//
 
[uncountable] Writing and publishing
 
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the profession or business of preparing and printing books, magazines, CD-ROMs, etc. and selling or making them available to the public a publishing house (= company) a job in publishing see also desktop publishing See related entries: Writing and publishingExtra examples She works in music publishing. The Cranfield Press is the publishing arm of the Cranfield Institute of Technology. The publishing world is extremely competitive.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: publishing