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:

"SunOS" and "Solaris"
... This would become System V Release 4 (SVR4) ... On September 4, 1991, Sun announced that its next major OS release would switch from its BSD-derived source base to one based on SVR4 ... Although the internal designation of this release would be SunOS 5, from this point Sun began using the marketing name Solaris ...
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 ...
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 ... August — 3.11 1996 January — 3.12 1996 July — 4.00 This was the first 32-bit release (for Windows 95 and NT 4.0) ...
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 ... 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 4.1.3_U1B Feb ... 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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "release":

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

Famous quotes containing the word release:

    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)

    We read poetry because the poets, like ourselves, have been haunted by the inescapable tyranny of time and death; have suffered the pain of loss, and the more wearing, continuous pain of frustration and failure; and have had moods of unlooked-for release and peace. They have known and watched in themselves and others.
    Elizabeth Drew (1887–1965)

    An inquiry about the attitude towards the release of so-called political prisoners. I should be very sorry to see the United States holding anyone in confinement on account of any opinion that that person might hold. It is a fundamental tenet of our institutions that people have a right to believe what they want to believe and hold such opinions as they want to hold without having to answer to anyone for their private opinion.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)