issue


issue

noun

Definition of ISSUE

1
a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause <one of the issues of the Civil War was a resolution to the question of states' rights>
2
a place or means of going out <since the lake is the issue of the polluted river, it is becoming polluted as well>
Synonyms egress, issue, outlet
Near Antonyms access, entrée (or entree)
3
the descendants of a person, animal, or plant <someone who dies without issue might have their estate turned over to the state>

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