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issue  


      n  
1    the act of sending or giving out something; supply; delivery  
2    something issued; an edition of stamps, a magazine, etc.  
3    the number of identical items, such as banknotes or shares in a company, that become available at a particular time  
4    the act of emerging; outflow; discharge  
5    something flowing out, such as a river  
6    a place of outflow; outlet  
7    the descendants of a person; offspring; progeny  
8    a topic of interest or discussion  
9    an important subject requiring a decision  
10    an outcome or consequence; result  
11      (Pathol)  
a    a suppurating sore  
b    discharge from a wound  
12      (Law)   the matter remaining in dispute between the parties to an action after the pleadings  
13    the yield from or profits arising out of land or other property  
14      (Military)   the allocation of items of government stores, such as food, clothing, and ammunition  
15      (Library science)  
a    the system for recording current loans  
b    the number of books loaned in a specified period  
16    Obsolete   an act, deed, or proceeding  
17    at issue  
a    under discussion  
b    in disagreement  
18    force the issue   to compel decision on some matter  
19    join issue  
a    to join in controversy  
b    to submit an issue for adjudication  
20    take issue   to disagree  
      vb   , -sues, -suing, -sued  
21    to come forth or emerge or cause to come forth or emerge  
22    to publish or deliver (a newspaper, magazine, etc.)  
23    tr   to make known or announce  
24    intr   to originate or proceed  
25    intr   to be a consequence; result  
26    intr; foll by: in   to end or terminate  
27    tr  
a    to give out or allocate (equipment, a certificate, etc.) officially to someone  
b    foll by: with   to supply officially (with)  
     (C13: from Old French eissue way out, from eissir to go out, from Latin exire, from ex-1 + ire to go)  
  issueless      adj  
  issuer      n  


bonus issue  
      n     (Brit)   an issue of shares made by a company without charge and distributed pro rata among existing shareholders,   (Also called)    scrip issue  
capitalization issue  
      n      another name for       rights issue  
fiduciary issue  
      n   an issue of banknotes not backed by gold  
fungible issue  
      n     (Finance)   a bond issued by a company on the same terms as a bond previously issued by that company, although the redemption yield will probably be different  
government issue  
      adj   supplied by a government or government agency  
issue price  
      n     (Stock Exchange)   the price at which a new issue of shares is offered to the public  
new issue  
      n     (Stock Exchange)   an issue of shares being offered to the public for the first time  
privatization issue  
      n   an issue of shares available for purchase by members of the public when a publicly owned organization is transferred to the private sector  
rights issue  
      n     (Stock Exchange)   an issue of new shares offered by a company to its existing shareholders on favourable terms,   (Also called)    capitalization issue  
scrip issue  
      n      another name for       bonus issue  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
n.
hand gesture of approval
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and his concubine, or a woman greatly his inferior, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. The concept is now limited to royal marriages. Syn. Morganatic marriage or marriage of the left hand.
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
n.
field defining and covering legal issues related to computing and Internet.
[Tech.];[Telecom.];[Internet];[US];[UK] internet law

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