issue: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ish' or, esp. Brit., is'y), [key]
— n., v., -sued, -su•ing.
- the act of sending out or putting forth; promulgation; distribution: the issue of food and blankets to flood victims.
- something that is printed or published and distributed, esp. a given number of a periodical: Have you seen the latest issue of the magazine?
- something that is sent out or put forth in any form.
- a quantity of something that is officially offered for sale or put into circulation at one time: a new issue of commemorative stamps; a new bond issue.
- a point in question or a matter that is in dispute, as between contending parties in an action at law.
- a point, matter, or dispute, the decision of which is of special or public importance: the political issues.
- a point the decision of which determines a matter: The real issue in the strike was the right to bargain collectively.
- a point at which a matter is ready for decision: to bring a case to an issue.
- something proceeding from any source, as a product, effect, result, or consequence: His words were the issue of an intelligent man.
- the ultimate result, event, or outcome of a proceeding, affair, etc.: the issue of a contest.
- a distribution of food rations, clothing, equipment, or ammunition to a number of officers or enlisted soldiers, or to a military unit.
- offspring; progeny: to die without issue.
- a going, coming, passing, or flowing out: free issue and entry.
- a place or means of egress; outlet or exit.
- something that comes out, as an outflowing stream.
- a discharge of blood, pus, or the like.
- an incision, ulcer, or the like, emitting such a discharge.
- the profits from land or other property.
- the printing of copies of a work from the original setting of type with some slight changes: the third issue of the poem.
- a proceeding or action.
- Medical experts are still at issue over the proper use of tranquilizers.
- being disputed or under discussion.
- being at opposite viewpoints; in disagreement:Medical experts are still at issue over the proper use of tranquilizers.
- to enter into controversy or take exception to.
- to submit an issue jointly for legal decision.
- to disagree; dispute: He took issue with me on my proposal for a new advertising campaign.
- to put out; deliver for use, sale, etc.; put into circulation.
- to mint, print, or publish for sale or distribution: to issue a new coin; to issue a new book.
- to distribute (food, clothing, etc.) to one or more officers or enlisted soldiers or to a military unit.
- to send out; discharge; emit.
- to go, pass, or flow out; come forth; emerge: to issue forth to battle.
- to be sent, put forth, or distributed authoritatively or publicly, as a legal writ or money.
- to be published, as a book.
- to originate or proceed from any source.
- to arise as a result or consequence; result: a reaction that issues from the stimulus.
- to proceed as offspring, or be born or descended.
- to come as a yield or profit, as from land.
- to have the specified outcome, result, etc. (often fol. by in).
- to end; terminate.
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