pub·​lished ˈpə-blisht How to pronounce published (audio)
: produced or released for distribution in a book, magazine, newspaper, etc.
citing a variety of published sources
The ghostwriter will write the article … and send it along to the physician, who may make some changes or simply sign it as written and submit it to a journal, usually scrubbed of any mention of the ghostwriter. … David says he rarely even sees the published articles he writes.Carl Elliott
: having one's work published
a published poet/novelist
… a couple of published authors promised to introduce her to their agents.Hal Lancaster
In his three decades as a published writer, Andre Dubus produced a baker's dozen of books, mainly collections of short stories.John B. Breslin

Examples of published in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This could be a consequence of the fact that researchers only recently started taking note of this behavior in published literature. Sofia Quaglia, Discover Magazine, 6 Nov. 2023 For example, Archive of Our Own was created after fan-fiction authors – people who write original stories using characters and worlds from published books, television shows and movies – found existing platforms unwelcoming. Chand Rajendra-Nicolucci, The Conversation, 24 Oct. 2023 Travel insurance Many travel insurance policies already provide cancellation and interruption benefits in the event a terrorist attack affects a trip, according to published guidelines from the travel insurance comparison platform SquareMouth. Harriet Baskas, NBC News, 24 Oct. 2023 There is no published data indicating that transdermal absorption compares favorably to oral magnesium supplementation. Kaitlin Vogel, Health, 6 Sep. 2023 Brookshire’s had sales of more than $3.8 billion last year, according to published reports. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 28 June 2023 In addition to her journalistic work, Romans has also written about business and finances as a published author. USA TODAY, 30 July 2023 Real estate developer Jeff Wise dropped out of the race according to published reports. Heather Gann |, al, 14 July 2023 It was accepted, the start of her career as a published author. Emily Langer,, 13 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of published was in 1796

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“Published.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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