- the activities or business of a publisher, especially of books or periodicals: He plans to go into publishing after college.
Origin of publishing
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Related Words for publishingsnews, television, radio, publishing, announcement, disclosure, reporting, dissemination, writing, broadcast, broadcasting, advertisement, issuance, proclamation, diffusion, publication, circulation, promulgation, propagation, notice
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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