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issued


is·sue  (sh)
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of flowing, passing, or giving out.
b. The act of circulating, distributing, or publishing by an office or official group: government issue of new bonds.
2. Something produced, published, or offered, as:
a. An item or set of items, as stamps or coins, made available at one time by an office or bureau.
b. A single copy of a periodical: the May issue of the magazine.
c. A distinct set of copies of an edition of a book distinguished from others of that edition by variations in the printed matter.
d. A final result or conclusion, as a solution to a problem.
e. Proceeds from estates or fines.
f. Something proceeding from a specified source: suspicions that were the issue of a deranged mind.
3. Offspring; progeny: died without issue.
4.
a. A point or matter of discussion, debate, or dispute: legal and moral issues.
b. A matter of public concern: debated economic issues.
c. A misgiving, objection, or complaint: had issues with the plan to change the curriculum.
d. The essential point; crux: the issue of how to provide adequate child care.
e. A culminating point leading to a decision: bring a case to an issue.
5. Informal A personal problem or emotional disorder: The teacher discussed the childs issues with his parents.
6. A place of egress; an outlet: a lake with no issue to the sea.
7. Pathology
a. A discharge, as of blood or pus.
b. A lesion, wound, or ulcer producing such a discharge.
8. Archaic Termination; close.
v. is·sued, is·su·ing, is·sues
v.intr.
1. To go or come out. See Synonyms at appear.
2. To accrue as proceeds or profit: Little money issued from the stocks.
3. To be born or be descended.
4. To be circulated or published.
5. To spring or proceed from a source. See Synonyms at stem1.
6. To terminate or result.
v.tr.
1. To cause to flow out; emit.
2. To circulate or distribute in an official capacity: issued uniforms to the players.
3. To publish: issued periodic statements.
Idioms:
at issue
1. In question; in dispute: Many people fail to grasp what is really at issue here (Gail Sheehy).
2. At variance; in disagreement.
join issue
1. To enter into controversy.
2. Law To submit an issue for decision.
take issue
To take an opposing point of view; disagree.

[Middle English, from Old French eissue, issue, from Vulgar Latin *exta, alteration of Latin exita, feminine past participle of exre, to go out : ex-, ex- + re, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

issu·er n.
issue·less adj.
issued

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