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

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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 Moore, who is again running for the Senate, filed the lawsuit in federal court against the Washington Examiner publishing company and ownership and five employees. Paul Gattis |, al, "Roy Moore files $40 million ‘fake news’ lawsuit," 28 Jan. 2020 The Daybells ran a publishing company that produced his fiction books about end times and theology around the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as other authors’ works. Rebecca Boone, azcentral, "Family members detail how life unraveled around 2 missing children," 8 Jan. 2020 So far, however, Ms. Springora — now 47 and the head of the publishing company Julliard — is the only one of his victims to have spoken out. Norimitsu Onishi, New York Times, "A Victim’s Account Fuels a Reckoning Over Abuse of Children in France," 7 Jan. 2020 Hazlitt is an online literary magazine run by a publishing company, Penguin Random House, and its long-form nonfiction skews experimental. Soraya Roberts, Longreads, "The Great White Nope," 13 Dec. 2019 The racetrack owners filed a lawsuit in November 1970 against Phoenix Newspapers, the publishing company of The Arizona Republic, and Don Bolles personally., "The story that haunted Don Bolles isn't the story most people think they know," 3 Dec. 2019 Mehta joined the publishing house in 1987 as editor-in-chief, only the third person in history to lead Knopf. Devan Coggan,, "Knopf publishing giant Sonny Mehta dies at 77," 31 Dec. 2019 In an act of dignity and defiance, a Siberian publishing house brought out a series of Decembrist memoirs. The Economist, "Siberia is an empty land filled with contradictions," 21 Dec. 2019 Lampedusa’s manuscript had been rejected by almost all of Italy’s most prestigious publishing houses. James Mcauley, Town & Country, "The Oldest Money: Inside Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's Sicilian Palazzo," 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of publishing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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15 Feb 2020

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“Publishing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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

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