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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.

version

A specific edition or release of a software package. Sometimes the term "release" is used to indicate the new version has been deployed. The terms version and release are occasionally used in combination; for example: "Server Version 10, Release 3.5." See point release.
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In 1970, it transmitted those for 1962-65 and decided on a regular schedule of releasing them after about five years.
If Wall Street's growing demand for cash flow information conflicts with the quarterly timetable for releasing earnings, the natural question becomes: "Which is more important--announcing earnings early or releasing a complete financial report?" State Street's Haverty says, "Somewhere along the line, a lot of companies received bad advice that they needed to report earnings as early as possible.
And because females bite, accidentally releasing even sterilized ones could contribute to the spread of disease rather than slow it down.
Most agree that releasing farmed butterflies has some kind of an impact on the environment.
The TM Data Release is the second issue paper and discusses considerations associated with TRI data products, the process for analyzing and releasing the TRI data, and uses of the data.
Freud considered laughter as a way of releasing nervous energy because it provides relief and self-gratification, and renders potentially damaging conflicts harmless.