publishing

noun pub·lish·ing \ ˈpə-bli-shiŋ \
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

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

  1. He was hoping to get a job in publishing after college.

  2. Her sister works for a well-known publishing company.

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First Known Use of publishing

15th century

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Definition of publishing for English Language Learners

  • : the business of producing books, magazines, etc., to sell to the public



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