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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pub·li·ca·tion /ˌpʌbləˈkeʃən/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pub·li·ca·tion n.
 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) 2.0

      n 1: a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
      2: the act of issuing printed materials [syn: issue]
      3: the business of publishing [syn: publishing]