Issue

/i'shoo/

Sense: Noun


  1. An important question that is in dispute and must be settled.

    1. The issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone.
    2. Politicians never discuss the real issues.
  2. One of a series published periodically.

    1. She found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room.
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  3. The act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity).

    1. A new issue of stamps.
    2. The last issue of penicillin was over a month ago.
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  4. Supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government.

  5. The act of issuing printed materials.

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  6. A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon.

    1. The magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise.
    2. His decision had depressing consequences for business.
    3. He acted very wise after the event.
  7. The becoming visible.

    1. Not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins.
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Pronunciation
Syllable Hyphenation
is•sue
IPA Transcription
/ɪ'ʃu/
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