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Etymology

From Old French relaisser (variant of relacher).

Noun

Singular
release

Plural
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release ({{{1}}})
  1. (software) The distribution of an initial or new and upgraded version of a computer software product; the distribution can be both public or private.
  2. Anything recently released or made available (as for sale).
    The video store advertised that it had all the latest "releases".
  3. That which is released, untied or let go.
    They marked the occasion with a release of butterflies.

Derived terms

  • release notes
  • release from requirement
  • software release
  • release process

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to release

Third person singular
releas

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to release (third-person singular simple present releas, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.
  2. To let go (of); to cease to hold or contain.
    He released his grasp on the lever.
  3. To make available to the public.
    They released the new product later than intended.
  4. To free or liberate; to set free.
    He was released after two years in prison.
  5. To discharge.
    They released thousands of gallons of water into the river each month.
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