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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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* Data on nonfarm productivity and unit labor costs for the second quarter will be released at 8:30 a.m.
However the source said that the planning ministry is not releasing the fund as its only issue authorization of releases and the funds are released by finance division.
The released funds include Rs 24.8 billion for federal ministries and Rs 11.8 billion for special areas, a latest data released by Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform said.
The released funds include Rs160.7 billion for federal ministries and Rs59 billion for special areas, according to latest data released by Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform.
The released funds include Rs 104 billion for federal ministries and Rs 32.97 billion for special areas, according to data released by Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform on Tuesday.
For anglers targeting specific species, muskies, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass were released at rates of 99, 97, and 97 percent, respectively.
Out: Phil Jones (Man Utd), pounds 16.5m; Frankie Fielding (Derby), pounds 400k; Jordan Bowen (released); Jason Brown (Aberdeen), free; Zurab Khizanishvili (Kayserispor), free; Marceo Rigters (released); Michael Potts (released); Benjani Mwarurawi (released); Jake Kean (Rochdale), loan; Nikola Kalinic (Dnipro), undis.
Advanced Roofing released 18 sailfish on Saturday and led the outboard division.
If the back leg is released properly, it will not drag, but rather lift and land parallel to the stride leg.
OUT: John Hartson (West Brom, pounds 500,000), Roy Keane (retired), Dion Dublin (released), Charlie Mulgrew (Wolves, swap).
In terms of the Department's purchase card program, this policy revision meant that the names of all program officials (to include cardholders, billing officials, and agency program coordinators) would not be released under a FOIA request.
The ease with which parts released from the molds has been judged to be equal or superior to what was achieved with the customer's own mixture, and the surface cosmetics of the parts were considered superior, according to the company.