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publishing

[puhb-li-shing] /ˈpʌb lɪ ʃɪŋ/
noun
1.
the activities or business of a publisher, especially of books or periodicals:
He plans to go into publishing after college.
Origin of publishing
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English (gerund); see publish, -ing1
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publishing

n.

mid-15c., "act of announcing or declaring," also "the issuing of copies of a book for public sale," verbal noun from publish (v.).

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