publication

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.
  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.