[ puhb-li-shing ]
/ ˈpʌb lɪ ʃɪŋ /
the activities or business of a publisher, especially of books or periodicals: He plans to go into publishing after college.
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Word Origin and History for publishings
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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