What is release?

  • (noun): A legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation.
    Synonyms: acquittance
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on release, releases:

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 Apr 1984. 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 1994 ... 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 ...
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. 1996 July — 4.00 This was the first 32-bit release (for Windows 95 and NT 4.0) ...
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 ... 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 ...
"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 ...

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

Famous quotes containing the word release:

    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)

    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)

    Come, thou long-expected Jesus,
    born to set thy people free;
    from our fears and sins release us,
    let us find our rest in thee.
    Charles Wesley (1707–1788)