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release meaning and definition

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Definition of release (noun)

  1. merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    • "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
  2. the act of liberating someone or something
  3. a process that liberates or discharges something
    • "there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
  4. an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
  5. the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
  6. euphemistic expressions for death
  7. a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
  8. a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism
  9. activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion
    • "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger"
    • synonyms: outlet, vent
  10. the act of allowing a fluid to escape
  11. a formal written statement of relinquishment
  12. (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone


Definition of release (verb)

  1. release, as from one's grip
  2. grant freedom to; free from confinement
  3. let (something) fall or spill from a container
    • "turn the flour onto a plate"
    • synonyms: turn
  4. prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
  5. eliminate (a substance)
  6. generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids
    • "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream"
    • synonyms: secrete
  7. make (information) available for publication
    • "release the list with the names of the prisoners"
    • synonyms: free
  8. part with a possession or right
    • "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
    • synonyms: free, give up, relinquish, resign
  9. release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
  10. make (assets) available
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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