pub·​lish·​ing ˈpə-bli-shiŋ How to pronounce publishing (audio)
: 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.
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Publishing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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