pub·​lish·​ing | \ ˈpə-bli-shiŋ How to pronounce publishing (audio) \

Definition of publishing

: the business or profession of the commercial production and issuance of literature, information, musical scores or sometimes recordings, or art newspaper publishing software publishing

Examples of publishing in a Sentence

He was hoping to get a job in publishing after college. Her sister works for a well-known publishing company.
Recent Examples on the Web Nobel laureate Toni Morrison wrote on a pad in her car when traffic slowed during her commute to her publishing job. Heller Mcalpin, WSJ, 5 May 2022 Tilting Point was founded in 2012 and uses a publishing model to help independent developers scale their existing games and launch new games through its own studios or select partners. Trilby Beresford, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 May 2022 This can include creating a content calendar, doing keyword research, brainstorming topics, writing, editing and publishing. Chris Bibey, Forbes, 5 May 2022 The book is being co-written by Greg Anderson Elysee, a Haitian-American writer and film-maker, and illustrated by Karen De la Vega, who is making her publishing debut. John Wawrow, ajc, 5 May 2022 Teyana Taylor wasn't quite on theme but her dramatic Iris Van Herpen gown certainly made a statement, said Claire Sulmers, a fashion writer and pop culture observer who writes The State of Fashion column on Meta's publishing platform Bulletin. Leanne Italie, Chron, 3 May 2022 This suggests that Square Enix will retain some of its Western-specific IP and that its future collaborations with Western game makers will come via publishing deals with outside developers. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 2 May 2022 Universal Music Publishing Group has signed Dave Bayley of Glass Animals to an exclusive, global publishing agreement. Thania Garcia, Variety, 2 May 2022 Others have funded more narrow publishing efforts, including the wealthy Chinese exile Guo Wengui, who has worked on media ventures with Stephen K. Bannon, who was an adviser to President Donald Trump. Washington Post, 1 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of publishing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of publishing was in the 15th century

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Last Updated

10 May 2022

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“Publishing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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