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be scheduled for release/publication/completion etc
▪ Her first album is scheduled for release in September.
the date of publication/issue/departure etcformal
▪ The insurance will only cover costs incurred on or after the date of departure.
the publication date (=the date when something is published)
▪ We are aiming at a publication date of mid-November.
▪ Enumerators summarize some basic figures and these can be used to prepare preliminary tables for early publication.
▪ What Mr Rowland wants is the early publication of this report.
▪ Compare: Encouraged by the success of her early publications, Charlotte Brontë gave over increased amounts of time to writing.
▪ Note the typical crude woodcut illustration, probably resurrected from an earlier publication.
▪ There is also a Working Paper Series to enable early publication of reviews and propositions to promote debate.
▪ Their early publications have been linguistic products such as spellcheckers, dictionaries, thesauri and multilingual translators.
▪ As a struggling poet in the late twentieth century, I often thought that some early poets achieved publication very easily.
▪ At various points Pemell's book on children directs the reader to fuller discussions contained in his earlier publications.
▪ For this new publication, Scully has created eight monochromatic etchings which will be shown with related studies and four new paintings.
▪ In this era of specialized travel, arguably the most entertaining new publications take a different approach.
▪ The new publication date of January, which will now become the norm, is the result of widespread demand from centres.
▪ All New Times publications have the same design, for instance.
▪ From the start of the new reign his publications prospered.
▪ Building a paid subscription base for any new publication is hard.
▪ B.T. Basford and Butterworths donated all their new architectural publications.
▪ The vital function of ensuring overall coverage of new publications must be centrally organized. 5.
▪ The most convenient place to find a statute that is still in force is in the official publication Statutes in Force.
▪ The novel, with an official publication date of mid-June, should be in bookstores by the end of May.
▪ Museum curators cared for the works, and there were a few discreet official publications.
▪ A research assistant will be appointed to identify and process relevant official publications as well as scholarly literature.
▪ Existing catalogues of non-HMSO official publications are being examined for their degrees of comprehensiveness.
▪ In addition, official publications dealing with policy and some secondary source materials will be drawn upon.
▪ Tourist Information Centres too stock these and many other helpful publications.
▪ His work is explained, defended, and substantiated in numerous journals and other publications dating from 1966 until the present day.
▪ The bulletin includes articles from other publications as well as those written by its own correspondents throughout the region.
▪ Also be aware of other publications by an author, wherever listed.
▪ In several ways, then, a catalogue may be in advance of any other publications.
▪ During the years of our research, numerous other publications were already in circulation, helping to create a favourable climate.
▪ Out findings of an apparently greater adverse effect on trabecular rather than cortical bone is in keeping with other publications on the effect of prednisolone.
▪ Already many thousands of words have appeared on the subject - in official reports and other publications.
▪ Astbury's article surveys recent publications on the trade.
▪ Looking at a few recent publications, it would seem not much.
▪ Whitbread's most recent publication, A Reading Guide for Parents, is available on request.
▪ Applied Linguistics also includes a reviews section containing authoritative contributions on recent publications.
▪ The bulletin also carries details future events and news of recent publications.
▪ The effusions of Vaneigem have an air of mystical revelation which is even more intense in recent publications.
▪ The publication date of the Bennett Report was brought forward.
▪ The novel, with an official publication date of mid-June, should be in bookstores by the end of May.
▪ The new publication date of January, which will now become the norm, is the result of widespread demand from centres.
▪ Corrected stock will be sent out in time for a new publication date.
▪ Watch out for a change in publication dates for Courtauld News.
▪ Both journals, however, review books well after publication date.
▪ Two other valid criteria for weeding may be employed in conjunction with use and publication date.
▪ At any rate, the most prominent critic was Nick Seitz, the editorial director of Golf Digest and its sister publications.
▪ Thirdly, if you haven't already, take out a subscription to our sister publication, Peak Performance.
▪ Hence advertising in trade publications is often part of the media mix.
▪ Cohen said she subsidizes the cost of the newspaper with money she makes writing for Web sites and trade publications.
▪ Business Opportunity advertisements are generally placed in local, national newspapers or trade publications.
▪ To counteract that, he began writing articles for a leading trade publication.
▪ Often clients think they know best and have the trade publication editor to lunch or ring him up with titbits and gossip.
▪ Newspapers, magazines and trade publications are a good place to start.
▪ Ministers will make the concession during the consultation period that follows last week's publication of the arms exports controls bill.
▪ Individual peaks reflect increased consultations in the year following the publication of each of the Rolfe and Will thesis lists.
▪ The Report itself and the debate that followed its publication have helped us considerably.
▪ Bart's is under threat following the publication of the Tomlinson Report into the future of the capital's hospitals.
▪ It was also reflected in the public discussion that took place following the publication of the report.
▪ It is proposed that it be effective immediately following its publication in final form.
▪ This scheme follows the publication last year of 32 other standards, mostly to do with methods of storing and capturing data.
▪ The 41% of theses which do not lead to publication compares with Hand's 38% for entomology.
▪ To counteract that, he began writing articles for a leading trade publication.
▪ Forty of his theses had led to the publication of 144 derived articles, an average of 3.6 papers per thesis.
▪ This is taking the form of a structured public consultation leading up to the publication of a new strategy in September 1992.
▪ The sequence of the research that led to the final publication is as follows.
▪ In all, the project has produced 400 trial publications.
▪ They know what is being produced for future publication and they know who's buying, and for how much.
▪ To produce publications, with contributions from the symposium attenders.
▪ The academic staff of the Faculty are actively engaged in research, which produces publications of high quality and enhances their teaching.
▪ It is not to produce publications but to inform and instruct the reader.
▪ It is scheduled for publication in the summer at which time all interested parties will have an opportunity to comment.
▪ They were originally scheduled for publication as a book in 1941.
▪ Lord's book is scheduled for publication in autumn 1994.
▪ The note is scheduled for publication in December.
▪ Foreign publications Many journalists resident in Britain write for overseas publications.
▪ Major weaknesses in the area of writing and publication are associated with the publish or perish syndrome.
▪ Wickham had remarked that covert freelance writing for another publication did not justify making a misleading statement during a murder inquiry.
▪ The editor is likely to find opportunities to write for the publication, although it may sometimes come near the production deadlines.
▪ Details for inclusion in this column must be received in writing three days before publication.
▪ Scholars and researchers use the library approach when attempting to write articles for publication based on secondary sources.
sister paper/publication/company etc
▪ And our sister paper the Sunday Mirror revealed yesterday she had given 37-year-old Bryan a room there.
▪ At any rate, the most prominent critic was Nick Seitz, the editorial director of Golf Digest and its sister publications.
▪ Journalists on our sister paper, the Liverpool Echo, also won awards yesterday.
▪ Our sister company, the Snakes, made the first assault in the morning and received very little opposition.
▪ a monthly publication
▪ The publication of his results has inspired a new wave of research.
▪ The Weekly began publication December 1, 1982.
▪ Can administrators suppress student publications without written guidelines?
▪ Combined, Patuxent publications have an average circulation of more than 250, 000 a week.
▪ Details for inclusion in this column must be received in writing three days before publication.
▪ First, many critics see this as a silly game of publication counting, a bogus guide to merit in the lab.
▪ Given the complexity of this task there is always a time lag in the publication of mortality by cause of death data.
▪ However, publication of a second report is imminent.
▪ In return, receive a free guide upon publication this Fall.
▪ The dimensions of her achievement are still not understood, even by the conservative publications that gave her their moderately enthusiastic support.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

  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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "the act of making publicly known," from Old French publicacion (14c.) and directly from Latin publicationem (nominative publicatio) "a making public," noun of action from past participle stem of publicare "make public," from publicus (see public (adj.)). Meaning "the issuing of a written or printed work" is first recorded 1570s; as the word for the thing so issued, from 1650s. Parallel publishment had a shadowy existence alongside this word, in local and specialized use, into the 18c.


n. 1 The act of publishing printed or other matter 2 An issue of printed or other matter, offered for sale or distribution 3 The communication of information to the general public etc.

  1. n. 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]


To publish is to make content available to the general public. While specific use of the term may vary among countries, it is usually applied to text, images, or other audio-visual content on any traditional medium, including paper ( newspapers, magazines, catalogs, etc.). The word publication means the act of publishing, and also refers to any printed copies.

Usage examples of "publication".

It took the position that even if freedom of the press was protected against abridgment by the State, a publication tending to obstruct the administration of justice was punishable, irrespective of its truth.

Let them accede, then, to his proposition for a committee, and he would pledge himself to explode the fallacy of agricultural protection, and to put an end to the present system within two years from the publication of its report.

Inasmuch as it is within the power of a State to provide that one who has undertaken administration of an estate shall remain subject to the order of its courts until said administration is closed, it follows that there can be no question as to the validity of a judgment for unadministered assets obtained on service of publication plus service personally upon an executor in the State in which he had taken refuge and in which he had been adjudged incompetent.

The objects of tile Institute were the advancement and propagation of information in Egypt, and the study and publication of all facts relating to the natural history, trade, and antiquities of that ancient country.

Combination rate-a discounted rate paid by an advertiser who commits to running space in various publications owned and operated by the same company.

Inserts-also known as fi-eestanding inserts, these promotional materials are produced by the advertiser and then inserted into publications, either blown in or bound in.

Typically readers simply circle a number that corresponds to an advertiser, and the publication forwards the cards to the company, which can follow up with a phone contact or by sending requested literature.

Since my responsibility was not only to promote the publication to subscribers but to advertisers as well, we used a theme that hit a high note with the advertising community.

He wrote love stories, a thing I have always kept free from, holding the belief that the well-known and popular sentiment is not properly a matter for publication, but something to be privately handled by the alienists and florists.

Track Almanac subscribers to tell them that their remaining payments should be made to another publication called What to Expect.

So I abandoned my original work and began the greater one, even though I had amassed considerable material by that stage and publication would, undoubtedly, have gained me both the fame in the world and the patronage of the mighty which have forever eluded my grasp.

It is much to be regretted that the laws of copyright and the methods of publication stand in the way of annotated editions of works of current controversial value.

Another of the advance copies Mornington had sent personally to the Archdeacon, and a few days before the official publication, and some four weeks after the archidiaconal visit to the publishing house he had a letter in reply.

Catholic Inquisition published the book that arguably could be called the most blood-soaked publication in human history.

The atheistical works of Robert Ingersoll were not purchased by the rank and file of the Republican Party for purposes of party propaganda, but the rank and file of the Revolutionary Party spend large sums of money on publications in which their avowed leaders teach atheism as part of the Socialist program.