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Issue

Definition

[n] 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"
[n] the act of issuing printed materials
[n] an opening that permits escape or release; "he blocked the way out"; "the canyon had only one issue"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom"
[n] the becoming visible; "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
[n] the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"
[n] 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"
[n] the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
[n] supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
[v] come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves"
[v] prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper"
[v] bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
[v] make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
[v] circulate or distribute; "issue a new uniform to the children"


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