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Noun publication has 3 senses
  1. publication - a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
    --1 is a kind of
    work, piece of work
    --1 has parts:
     format; spread, spread head, spreadhead, facing pages; text, textual matter; contents, table of contents; cartoon, sketch; artwork, art, graphics, nontextual matter
    --1 has particulars:
     reissue, reprint, reprinting; new edition; book; volume; read; impression, printing; collection, compendium; periodical; magazine, mag; tip sheet; reference, source; republication
    Derived forms: verb publish1, verb publish3, verb publish2
  2. issue, publication - the act of issuing printed materials
    --2 is a kind of printing
    Derived forms: verb publish1, verb publish2
  3. publication, publishing - the business of publishing
    --3 is a kind of commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business
    --3 has particulars:
     desktop publishing; republication, republishing; contribution; serialization, serialisation
    Derived forms: verb publish1, verb publish2
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