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  Definition of Issue
  1. the provision of something by issuing it (usually in quantity); "a new issue of stamps"; "the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago"
  2. the act of issuing printed materials
  3. an opening that permits escape or release; "he blocked the way out"; "the canyon had only one issue"
  4. some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"
  5. an important question that is in dispute and must be settled; "the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone"; "politicians never discuss the real issues"
  6. one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist''s waitingroom"
  7. the becoming visible; "not a day''s difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
  8. the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"
  9. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
  10. the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
  11. supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
  12. come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves"
  13. prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper"
  14. bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
  15. make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
  16. circulate or distribute or equip with; "issue a new uniform to the children"; "supply blankets for the beds"
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Hyponyms: stock issue, outfall, blind spot, res judicata, res adjudicata, area, quodlibet, edition, eruption, dissilience, baby, bastard, by-blow, love child, illegitimate child, illegitimate, whoreson, child, kid, firstborn, eldest, grandchild, successor, heir, offspring, materialization, materialisation, aftereffect, aftermath, wake, backwash, bandwagon effect, brisance, butterfly effect, by-product, byproduct, change, coattails effect, Coriolis effect, dent, domino effect, harvest, impact, wallop, influence, knock-on effect, outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offset, product, placebo effect, position effect, repercussion, reverberation, response, side effect, fallout, spillover, economic rent, rent, payback, radiate, leak, escape, fall, debouch, come out, pop out, fall out, edit, check, unblock, unfreeze, free, release, reissue


Member Meronyms: series, serial, serial publication


Derivational Morphology: supply, print, publish, bring out, put out, release, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress, exit, go out, get out, leave, count, matter, weigh, eventuate, result, lead, ensue, effect, effectuate, bring about, set up, render, yield, return, give, generate, subscribe, subscribe to, take, egression, emergence, emersion, outlet, way out, publication, number, issuer, publishing, publisher, newspaper publisher, publishing house, publishing firm, publishing company, provision, supplying, issuing, issuance, military issue, government issue


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