publishing

[ puhb-li-shing ]
/ ˈpʌb lɪ ʃɪŋ /

noun

the activities or business of a publisher, especially of books or periodicals: He plans to go into publishing after college.

Origin of publishing

1375–1425; late Middle English (gerund); see publish, -ing1
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Word Origin and History for publishings

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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