What is release?

  • (noun): A formal written statement of relinquishment.
    Synonyms: waiver, discharge
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on release, releases:

PaintShop Pro - JASC Versions and Event History: 1990-2004
... It can be assumed that the official release fell on or before that date ... entries, the dates are taken from official press releases or notifications posted on JASC's web site. 3.11 1996 January — 3.12 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, and 60 campers fighting over 10 systems ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 1994 Earliest ... 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 ...
"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":

  • (verb): Make (assets) available.
    Example: "Release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
    Synonyms: unblock, unfreeze, free
  • (noun): A legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation.
    Synonyms: acquittance
  • (noun): Activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion.
    Synonyms: outlet, vent
  • (noun): The act of allowing a fluid to escape.
    Synonyms: spill, spillage
  • (verb): Make (information) available publication.
    Example: "Release the list with the names of the prisoners"
    Synonyms: free
  • (verb): Generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids.
    Example: "Release a hormone into the blood stream"
    Synonyms: secrete
  • (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
  • (verb): Let (something) fall or spill a container.
    Synonyms: turn
  • (noun): A process that liberates or discharges something.
    Example: "There was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
  • (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:

    As nature requires whirlwinds and cyclones to release its excessive force in a violent revolt against its own existence, so the spirit requires a demonic human being from time to time whose excessive strength rebels against the community of thought and the monotony of morality ... only by looking at those beyond its limits does humanity come to know its own utmost limits.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)

    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)

    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)