press release


press release
noun
an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
Syn: ↑handout, ↑release
Hypernyms: ↑announcement, ↑promulgation

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noun, pl ⋯ -leases [count]
: an official statement that gives information to newspapers, magazines, television news programs, and radio stations

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ˈpress release [press release] noun
an official statement made to journalists by a large organization, a political party or a government department

The company issued a press release to end speculation about its future.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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