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Publication

Making something known to the community at large, exhibiting, displaying, disclosing, or revealing.

Publication is the act of offering something for the general public to inspect or scrutinize. It means to convey knowledge or give notice.

In Copyright law, publication is making a book or other written material available to anyone interested by distributing or offering it for sale. In the law of Libel and Slander, publication means communicating the statement in issue to a third person other than the plaintiff (the individual whom the alleged defamatory statement concerns).

Publication of a will refers to the testator's informing the witnesses to the document of his or her intent to have the instrument operate as a will.

In the procedural rules governing the Practice of Law, publication of a summons is the process of publishing it in a newspaper, when required by law, in order to notify a defendant of the lawsuit.

publication

n. 1) anything made public by print (as in a newspaper, magazine, pamphlet, letter, telegram, computer modem or program, poster, brochure or pamphlet), orally, or by broadcast (radio, television). 2) placing a legal notice in an approved newspaper of general publication in the county or district in which the law requires such notice to be published. 3) in the law of defamation (libel and slander) publication of an untruth about another only requires giving the information to a single person. Thus one letter can be the basis of a suit for libel, and telling one person is sufficient to show publication of slander. (See: notice, defamation, libel, slander)

publication

(Disclosure), noun advertisement, announcement, broadcast, circulation, communication, currency, dissemination, enlightenment, expositio, issuance, notice, notification, praedicatio, presentation to the public, proclamation, promulgation, pronouncement, pronuntiatio, propagation, public announcement, release, report, revelation, statement, transmission
Associated concepts: defamation, libel, slander

publication

(Printed matter), noun book, editio libri, edition, folio, issue, literary magazine, literature, magazine, organ, periodical, printing, reading matter, tome, volume, work, writing, written discourse
See also: charter, declaration, disclosure, issuance, pandect, proclamation, pronouncement, publicity

PUBLICATION. The act by which a thing is made public.
     2. It differs from promulgation, (q.v.) and see also Toullier, Dr. Civ. Fr. Titre Preliminaire, n. 59, for the difference in the meaning of these two words.
     3. Publication has different meanings. When applied to a law, it signifies the rendering public the existence of the law; when it relates to the opening the depositions taken in a case in chancery, it means that liberty is given to the officer in whose custody the depositions of witnesses in a cause are lodged, either by consent of parties, or by the rules or orders of the court, to show the depositions openly, and to give out copies of them. Pract. Reg. 297; 1 Harr. Ch. Pr. 345; Blake's Ch. Pr. 143. When it refers to a libel, it is its communication to a second or third person, or a greater number. Holt on Libels, 254, 255, 290; Stark. on Slander, 350; Holt's N. P. Rep. 299; 2 Bl. R. 1038; 1 Saund. 112, n. 3. And when spoken of a will, it signifies that the testator has done some act from which it can be concluded that he intended the instrument to operate as his will. Cruise, Dig. tit. 38, c. 5, s. 47; 3 Atk. 161; 4 Greenl. R. 220; 3 Rawle, R. 15; Com. Dig. Estates by devise, E 2. Vide Com. Dig. Chancery, Q; Id. Libel, B 1; Ibid. Action upon the case for defamation, G 4; Roscoe's Cr. Ev. 529; Bac. Ab. Libel, B; Hawk. P. C. B. 1, c. 73, s. 10; 3 Yeates' R. 128; 10 Johns. R. 442. As to the publication of an award, see 6 N. H. Rep. 36. See, generally, Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.

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Publication of duplicate or redundant data or content in journals of different disciplines or different languages is a violation of this principle.
BtoB Media Business said that FARM JOURNAL "started regional editions in 1952 and switched its focus from a consumer magazine to a b-to-b publication in 1958.
The general themes from what has been written are to follow the guidelines for publication provided by the publisher, usually printed on the inside cover of the journal issue, and to adhere to the writing style guidelines, usually the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), currently the fifth edition (APA, 2001).
If executives have the perception that the employee newsletter is too soft, employees have their own perception: that the entire publication is all propaganda.
In the same way that availability of sequence data had a profound impact on a wide range of disciplines, we believe that requiring that microarray data be deposited into public repositories as a necessity for publication will accelerate the rate of scientific discovery.
The Federal Reserve Board on October 3, 2003, announced the move to a quarterly publication schedule for the Federal Reserve Bulletin and the creation of a new monthly statistical supplement.
At cash-out time, the act of moving a publication out of the selling company and into the buying company "triggers" the DSI, making all the taxes due and payable.
The magazine's circulation will be global, making it the only monthly paper industry publication to have significant circulation to the worldwide paper industries.
And its human resource publications include "best practices" reporting which may have little to do with government.
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The book is divided into five chapters, three on what Marotti calls "the manuscript system" and two on the print publication of lyrics.
Although the focus was on the electronic environment, the task force recognized that the current electronic world is paradoxical; many publications still are produced in print form, some exist both in print and in electronic formats, while others are available only electronically (Association of American Universities, 1994).

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