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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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If the Released Parties fail to pay the Settlement Amount within sixty (60) days of the Effective Date, or if any one of the Released Parties which has provided payment of the Settlement Amount becomes a debtor in any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding, within ninety-one (91) days after the full payment of the Settlement Amount, First Federal will be entitled to take any or all of the following actions: (1) file in the Litigation any or all of the Consent Judgments, and seek collection under any such judgments; (2) pursue all legal remedies available to it under the Promissory Note; (3) pursue all legal remedies available to it on the Personal Guarantees; and (4) pursue any additional claims or remedies presented in the Litigation.
But according to an internal quarterly memo issued in 1959 by Atomics International, radioactive gas from the accident was transferred to a storage tank and slowly released through the reactor's stack over several weeks.
Also, the Committee agreed to construct lightly edited transcripts of its previous meetings from unedited transcripts dating back to 1976, which would be released to the public with a lag of about five years.
With the advent of determinate sentencing, however, more inmates began serving their entire sentences, then were released without control or assistance.
TOXMAP uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to allow users to build maps that show in as much detail as desired the toxic chemicals released in a specific area.
12) Moreover the parole files indicate that many convicts, including African Americans, like Eugene P and Lester J, were being released well before the expiry of their sentence and before the minimum time to be served with good behavior.
In other work, Grainger has recently shown in mice that antibodies can be released from a gel at the site of an implanted material to counteract abdominal infections.
The proposed SOP recognizes ESOP shares are released for different purposes: to compensate employees directly, to settle employer liabilities for other employee benefits and to replace dividends on allocated shares used for debt service.
and ``Toy Story'' made by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Disney have exploded at the box office and for the most part overshadowed hand-drawn animated titles.
It's misleading to say risk is merely a function of the mass of chemicals released," explains economist Nicolaas Bouwes, another architect of the model, who now works in the EPA's Office of Water.
As part of the application process, the recruit signed an agreement that allowed the state police to investigate his background and released from liability those who provided information to the state police under a guarantee of confidentiality.

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