1 the act or process of publishing a printed work
2 any printed work offered for sale or distribution
3 the act or an instance of making information public
4 the act of disseminating defamatory matter, esp. by communicating it to a third person
slander (Archaic word)
(C14: via Old French from Latin publicatio confiscation of an individual's property, from publicare to seize and assign to public use)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 advertisement, airing, announcement, appearance, broadcasting, declaration, disclosure, dissemination, notification, proclamation, promulgation, publishing, reporting
2 book, booklet, brochure, handbill, hardback, issue, leaflet, magazine, newspaper, pamphlet, paperback, periodical, title
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