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release

1. Law the surrender of a claim, right, title, etc., in favour of someone else
2. a control mechanism for starting or stopping an engine
3. 
a. the opening of the exhaust valve of a steam engine near the end of the piston stroke
b. the moment at which this valve opens
4. the electronic control regulating how long a note sounds after a synthesizer key has been released
5. the control mechanism for the shutter in a camera

release

[ri′lēs]
(mechanical engineering)
A mechanical arrangment of parts for holding or freeing a device or mechanism as required.

release

i. The release of fuel tanks or any object from an aircraft.
ii. In air armament, the intentional separation of a free-fall aircraft store from its suspension equipment.

release

(programming)
(Or "released version", "baseline") A version of a piece of software which has been made public (as opposed to a version that is in development, or otherwise unreleased).

A release is either a major release, a revision, or a bugfix.

Pre-release versions may be called alpha test, or beta test versions.

See change management.
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Using a clipped-wing bird, such as a pigeon, in a bird releaser will teach a much different lesson than an unhindered bird.
For the products which, size and appearance of package is important, O2 absorbents and CO2 releasers is being used [16].
Pethidine is a potent releaser of histamine, producing wheal, flare and itch reactions in the skin (69,78) and hypotension, tachycardia, erythema and adrenaline release following intravenous injection (72).
Across the country, 615 major crimes - including one murder outside Merseyside - were committed by early releasers.
Claims that these releasers will make the body "release" more hGH are unproven.
Intracellular calcium release induced by histamine releasers and its inhibition by some antiallergic drugs.
Hospitals are huge releasers of a lot of pollutants, but this is starting to change," Dr.
The new HGH releasers are winning converts from the synthetic HGH users as well, since GHR is just as effective, is oral instead of self-injectable and is very affordable.
Beyonce is one of the few modern releasers of record who can fill a dance floor, but precious few others can (hello Coldplay, Radiohead etc), although the dreaded Shania Twain has her moments.
There are many plants not included in this data set because some plants, although they are regulated pollutant releasers, are not required to report TRI releases.
1976a) verified that the amorphous forms of Al, Si, and Fe were the main OH releasers to the 0.