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issue

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause
  • one of the issues of the Civil War was a resolution to the question of states' rights

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2 a place or means of going out
  • since the lake is the issue of the polluted river, it is becoming polluted as well

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3 the descendants of a person, animal, or plant
  • someone who dies without issue might have their estate turned over to the state

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issue

verb

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1 to produce and release for distribution in printed form
  • plans to issue a monthly newsletter

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2 to throw or give off
  • a volcano issuing vast clouds of hot ash

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spring, arise, rise, originate, derive, flow, issue, emanate, proceed, stem mean to come up or out of something into existence. spring implies rapid or sudden emerging. an idea that springs to mind arise and rise may both convey the fact of coming into existence or notice but rise often stresses gradual growth or ascent. new questions have arisen slowly rose to prominence originate implies a definite source or starting point. the fire originated in the basement derive implies a prior existence in another form. the holiday derives from an ancient Roman feast flow adds to spring a suggestion of abundance or ease of inception. words flowed easily from her pen issue suggests emerging from confinement through an outlet. blood issued from the cut emanate applies to the coming of something immaterial (such as a thought) from a source. reports emanating from the capital proceed stresses place of origin, derivation, parentage, or logical cause. advice that proceeds from the best of intentions stem implies originating by dividing or branching off from something as an outgrowth or subordinate development. industries stemming from space research

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The first known use of issue was in the 14th century

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“Issue.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/issue. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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