publi-, pub-

(Latin: people, belonging to the people, concerning people, population)

publicize (verb), publicizes; publicized; publicizing
To prepare special information about something to be easily available to any one who desires to know more regarding the topic: Jerome is publicizing his special book and computer access about developing a significantly better knowledge of words.
1. In a public or open manner or place.
2. In the name of the community.
3. By public action or consent.
4. By the public or generally by the people.
publish, publishing
1. Published, exposed in a public space; such as, legal notices, etc.
2. To issue (printed or otherwise reproduced textual or graphic material, computer software, etc.) for sale or distribution to the public.
3. To announce formally or officially to the public; to proclaim; to promulgate.
4. To make publicly or generally known.
5. To issue newspapers, books, computer software, etc.; to engage in publishing.
6. To have one's work published or to be the writer or author of published works or a work.
7. To prepare and issue for public distribution or sale.

Publishing is an industry concerned with the production of literature or information; including, the function of making information available for public view. In some situations, authors may be their own publishers.

Traditionally, publishing refers to the distribution of printed works; such as, books and newspapers. With the existence of digital information systems and the internet, the scope of publishing has expanded to include websites, blogs, etc.

As a business, publishing includes the development, marketing, production, and the distribution of newspapers, magazines, books, literary works, musical works, software, and other works dealing with information for the public, or people in general, or for specific groups.

1. A person or company whose business is the publishing of books, periodicals, engravings, computer software, etc.
2. The business head of a newspaper organization or publishing house, commonly the owner or the representative of the owner.
It takes the publishing industry so long to produce books it's no wonder so many are posthumous.
—Teressa Skelton
1. A state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
2. Any body of people viewed as a commonwealth.
3. A state in which the head of government is not a monarch or other hereditary head of state.
4. When capitalized, any of the five periods of republican government in France; for example: First Republic, Second Republic, Third Republic, Fourth Republic, Fifth Republic.
5. A philosophical dialogue (4th century B.C.) by Plato dealing with the composition and structure of the ideal state.

The Republic (Greek: Πολιτεία) is an influential work of philosophy and political theory by the Greek philosopher Plato, written in approximately 390 B.C.

The original title of the work is the Greek word πολιτεία. The Republic, which is the traditional English translation of the title, is somewhat of a misnomer, taken from Cicero's Latin. The Greek title Politeia is derived from the word polis, which can roughly correspond to the modern term "city"; or, in this case, "city-state".

1. An advocate of a republic; usually in opposition to a monarchy.
2. Pertaining to, or of the nature of a republic.
3. A member of the Republican Party.
4. Relating to or belonging to the Republican Party.
5. Having the supreme power lying in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them or characteristic of such a government.
1. A second publication, or a new publication of something before published; the act of publishing again.
2. Something that has been published again; a fresh publication (as of a literary work).
In U.S. political jargon, it usually means, "moderate", originating from about 1940.
Roman Republic, The
The Roman Republic was established in 509 B.C. after the overthrow of the last of the seven kings, Tarquinius Superbus. It was superseded by the Roman Empire in 27 B.C.
1. Partially, but not entirely, open to the use of the public.
2. Partially but not totally owned by the public.
3. Open to the knowledge and judgment of only a part of the public.
4. Partly, or to some degree, public.

Related "people, human" word units: anthropo-; demo-; ethno-; ochlo-; popu-.