What is release?

  • (noun): A process that liberates or discharges something.
    Example: "There was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on release, releases:

Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Release - Critical Reception
... In contrast, Richard Corliss, writing for Time, gave a mixed review ... "The opening cartoon works just fine, but too fine ...
SunOS - History
... SunOS version Release date Code base Description Sun UNIX 0.7 1982 UniSoft UNIX v7 Bundled with 68000-based Sun-1 system SunOS 1.0 1983 4.1BSD Support for 68010-based Sun-1 and Sun-2 systems SunOS 1.1 ... only SunOS 4.1.2 Dec 1991 Support for multiprocessor (SPARCserver 600MP) systems first CD-ROM-only release SunOS 4.1.3 Aug 1992 SunOS 4.1.3C Nov 1993 SPARCclassic/SPARCstation LX only SunOS 4.1.3_U1 Dec 1993 SunOS 4 ... SunOS 4 supported Sun-2 (until release 4.0.3), Sun-3 (until 4.1.1), Sun386i (4.0, 4.0.1 and 4.0.2 only) and Sun-4 (SPARC) architectures ...
PlayStation 3 - History - Launch
... Soon after its release in Japan, the PS3 was released in North America on November 17, 2006 ... Reports of violence surrounding the release of the PS3 include a customer shot, campers robbed at gunpoint, customers shot in a drive-by shooting with BB guns, and 60 campers fighting over 10 ... The console was originally planned for a global release through November, but the European and rest-of-the-world's release was delayed "until March" at the start of September ...
"SunOS" and "Solaris"
... This would become System V Release 4 (SVR4). 4, 1991, Sun announced that its next major OS release would switch from its BSD-derived source base to one based on SVR4 ... began using the new Solaris name to refer to the currently shipping SunOS 4 release (also including OpenWindows) ...
PaintShop Pro - JASC Versions and Event History: 1990-2004
... It can be assumed that the official release fell on or before that date ... For non-italicized entries, the dates are taken from official press releases or notifications posted on JASC's web site. 3.12 1996 July — 4.00 This was the first 32-bit release (for Windows 95 and NT 4.0) ...

More definitions of "release":

  • (noun): Activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion.
    Synonyms: outlet, vent
  • (verb): Generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids.
    Example: "Release a hormone into the blood stream"
    Synonyms: secrete
  • (verb): Make (assets) available.
    Example: "Release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
    Synonyms: unblock, unfreeze, free
  • (noun): (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone.
    Synonyms: tone ending
  • (noun): An announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation.
    Synonyms: handout, press release
  • (noun): A formal written statement of relinquishment.
    Synonyms: waiver, discharge
  • (noun): Merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film).
    Example: "A new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
  • (verb): Make (information) available publication.
    Example: "Release the list with the names of the prisoners"
    Synonyms: free
  • (noun): A legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation.
    Synonyms: acquittance
  • (noun): The act of allowing a fluid to escape.
    Synonyms: spill, spillage
  • (verb): Let (something) fall or spill a container.
    Synonyms: turn

Famous quotes containing the word release:

    The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    If I were to be taken hostage, I would not plead for release nor would I want my government to be blackmailed. I think certain government officials, industrialists and celebrated persons should make it clear they are prepared to be sacrificed if taken hostage. If that were done, what gain would there be for terrorists in taking hostages?
    Margaret Mead (1901–1978)

    The near touch of death may be a release into life; if only it will break the egoistic will, and release that other flow.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)