release

(redirected from releasing)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms.
Related to releasing: releasing hormones

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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

release

[ri′lēs]
(mechanical engineering)
A mechanical arrangment of parts for holding or freeing a device or mechanism as required.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

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.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org)

version

A specific update of software. 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 edition and point release.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.