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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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The releasable PEG-BE linker system, used in PEG-Daunorubicin conjugate, is an excellent example of releasable PEG-linker Technology whereby small molecules can be released in controlled fashion.
The personal care article must comprise a top surface defining a top-sheet side, a bottom surface defining a backsheet side, a garment attachment adhesive applied to the bottom surface, a peel strip covering the garment attachment adhesive, a first wing extending from a first longitudinal edge of the personal care article and a second wing extending from a second longitudinal edge of the personal care article, each wing having a fixed end, a free end, a top surface and a bottom surface selectively releasable, interengaging fasteners.
The best just got better as the first UniDex(TM) releasable disc sleeves prepare for shipment.
The third of the bond will be releasable to the end of the first year.
Data will be presented on the preclinical evaluation of a spacer-optimized folate-targeted Vinca alkaloid EC0489, the antitumor effects of compound EC145 in combination with DOXIL[R], mTOR pathway inhibition via folate receptor EC0565, and releasable dual-drug conjugates of folic acid.
The bond is releasable once after provisional acceptance of all supplies.
The article also contains selectively releasable, interengaging fasteners including: a first fastener component forming at least a portion of one of the surfaces of the first wing and at least a portion of one of the surfaces of the second wing generally adjacent to the free end of each wing, each first fastener component including an engagement section having a plurality of engagement members; and a cooperating fastener component forming at least a portion of the other surface of the first wing and at least a portion of the other surface of the second wing generally adjacent the free end of each wing.
Novel Customized releasable polyethylene glycol (PEG) linkers improve tumor delivery and down modulation of target by locked nucleic acid oligonucleotides.
MacroChem had previously announced the filing of a United States patent application directed to its unique new antifungal nail lacquer formulation for applying a hard, water-resistant film from which antifungal agent is releasable for treating fungal infections.
Half of the bond is releasable to the provisional acceptance of each phase.
The base pad has an adhesive fastener on the garment surface and a releasable wrapper to cover the fastener on the base pad's garment surface.