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issue

Definitions

  • Anti-Semitic anti-Roosevelt handbill issued by the American White Guard in California
    Anti-Semitic anti-Roosevelt handbill issued by the American White Guard in California
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v issue come out of "Water issued from the hole in the wall","The words seemed to come out by themselves"
    • v issue prepare and issue for public distribution or sale "publish a magazine or newspaper"
    • v issue bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
    • v issue make out and issue "write out a check","cut a ticket","Please make the check out to me"
    • v issue circulate or distribute or equip with "issue a new uniform to the children","supply blankets for the beds"
    • n issue the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity) "a new issue of stamps","the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago"
    • n issue the act of issuing printed materials
    • n issue an opening that permits escape or release "he blocked the way out","the canyon had only one issue"
    • n issue some situation or event that is thought about "he kept drifting off the topic","he had been thinking about the subject for several years","it is a matter for the police"
    • n issue an important question that is in dispute and must be settled "the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone","politicians never discuss the real issues"
    • n issue one of a series published periodically "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room"
    • n issue the becoming visible "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
    • n issue the immediate descendants of a person "she was the mother of many offspring","he died without issue"
    • n issue a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise","his decision had depressing consequences for business","he acted very wise after the event"
    • n issue the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property "the average return was about 5%"
    • n issue supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest stamp was issued by China and measured 210 x 65 mm
    • Issue A discharge of flux, as of blood.
    • Issue A point in debate or controversy on which the parties take affirmative and negative positions; a presentation of alternatives between which to choose or decide; a point of contention; a matter in controversy.
    • Issue (Med) An artificial ulcer, usually made in the fleshy part of the arm or leg, to produce the secretion and discharge of pus for the relief of some affected part.
    • Issue (Law) In pleading, a single material point of law or fact depending in the suit, which, being affirmed on the one side and denied on the other, is presented for determination. See General issue, under General, and Feigned issue, under Feigned.
    • Issue (Law) In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue.
    • Issue Produce of the earth, or profits of land, tenements, or other property; as, A conveyed to B all his right for a term of years, with all the issues, rents, and profits.
    • Issue Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law, sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from a common ancestor; all lineal descendants. "If the king
      Should without issue die."
    • Issue That which passes, flows, or is sent out; the whole quantity sent forth or emitted at one time; as, an issue of bank notes; the daily issue of a newspaper.
    • Issue The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out from any inclosed place; egress; as, the issue of water from a pipe, of blood from a wound, of air from a bellows, of people from a house.
    • Issue The act of sending out, or causing to go forth; delivery; issuance; as, the issue of an order from a commanding officer; the issue of money from a treasury.
    • Issue The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event; hence, contest; test; trial. "Come forth to view
      The issue of the exploit."
      "While it is hot, I 'll put it to the issue ."
    • Issue To be produced as an effect or result; to grow or accrue; to arise; to proceed; as, rents and profits issuing from land, tenements, or a capital stock.
    • Issue To close; to end; to terminate; to turn out; as, we know not how the cause will issue .
    • Issue To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions.
    • Issue To extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the highway.
    • Issue To go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued from the town, and attacked the besiegers.
    • Issue To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any inclosed place. "From it issued forced drops of blood."
    • Issue To proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; light issues from the sun.
    • Issue To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended; to spring. "Of thy sons that shall issue from thee."
    • Issue To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ.
    • Issue To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The smallest stamp in the world was issued in 1863 by the Columbian state of Bolivar and measured 9.5 x 8mm
    • n issue A going, passing, or flowing out; passage from within outward; an outgoing, outflow, or flux.
    • n issue Means of egress; an opening or outlet; a passage leading outward; a vent.
    • n issue Specifically, in medicine, a vent for the passage of blood or morbid matter; a running sore, accidental or made as a counter-irritant.
    • n issue An outcome; a result; the product of any process or action; that which occurs as a consequence; ultimate event or result; as, a happy issue of one's labors; the issues of our actions are hidden from us.
    • n issue Offspring; progeny; a child or children; descendant or descendants: as, he had issue a son; issue of the whole or of the half blood.
    • n issue Produce or proceeds; yield, as of land or other possessions: as, the issues, rents, and profits of an estate.
    • n issue The act of sending or giving out; a putting or giving forth; promulgation; delivery; emission: as, the issue of commands by an officer, or of rations to troops; the issue of a book, or of bank-notes.
    • n issue That which is sent out, promulgated, or delivered; the quantity sent forth at one time, or within a certain period: as, a large issue of bank-notes; the daily issues of a newspaper.
    • n issue A matter of which the result is to be decided; that which is to be determined by trial or contention; a conclusion held in abeyance for consideration or debate; a choice between alternatives: as, the issues of the day; a dead issue.
    • n issue In law: The close or result of pleadings in a suit, by the presentation of a controverted point to be determined by trial. It is either an issue of law, to be determined by the court, or of fact, to be determined by a jury or by the court.
    • n issue The controversy on any material fact, affirmed on one side and denied on the other, in a trial.
    • n issue The sending out or authoritative delivery of a document: as, the issue of execution.
    • n issue In dispute; under discussion.
    • n issue Specifically, in law, the condition of a cause when the point in controversy has been arrived at by pleading.
    • n issue Progeny, etc. See offspring.
    • issue To pass from within outward; go or pass out; go forth.
    • issue To proceed as progeny; be derived or descended; spring.
    • issue To be produced as an effect or result; grow or accrue; arise; proceed: as, rents and profits issuing from land.
    • issue To come to a result or conclusion; reach an end; close; terminate: with in before an object: as, we know not how the cause will issue; the negotiations issued in a firm peace.
    • issue In law: To come to a question in fact or law on which the parties join in resting the decision of the cause.
    • issue To go forth as authoritative or binding: said of an official instrument, as a mandamus, proclamation, or license. [In this sense often used in the future, implying that the court has the right to issue the writ, and will do so upon application: as, a writ of prohibition will issue to forbid an inferior court from entertaining a suit of which it has no jurisdiction.]
    • issue To send out; deliver for use; deliver authoritatively; emit; put into circulation: as, to issue provisions; to issue a writ or precept; to issue bank-notes or a book.
    • issue To bring to an issue; terminate; settle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Pacific island of Tonga once issued a stamp that was banana shaped
    • v.i Issue ish′ū to go, flow, or come out: to proceed, as from a source: to spring: to be produced:
    • v.t Issue to send out: to put into circulation: to give out for use
    • n Issue a going or flowing out: act of sending out: that which flows or passes out: fruit of the body, children: produce, profits: circulation, as of bank-notes: publication, as of a book: a giving out for use: ultimate result, consequence: :
    • v.i Issue ish′ū (law) to come to a point in fact or law: to terminate
    • n Issue (law) the point of fact in dispute which is submitted to a jury
    • n Issue (med.) an ulcer produced artificially
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Quotations

  • H. L. Mencken
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    “On one issue at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women.”
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert%20H.%20Humphrey
    “There are those who say to you -- we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late.”
  • Jacob Bronowski
    Jacob%20Bronowski
    “To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.”
  • Susie Orbach
    Susie Orbach
    “Fat is a social disease, and fat is a feminist issue.”
  • Richard M. Nixon
    Richard%20M.%20Nixon
    “A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue.”
  • Robin G. Collingwood
    Robin G. Collingwood
    “Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue.”

Idioms

Tackle an issue - If you tackle an issue or problem, you resolve or deal with it.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. issue, eissue, F. issue, fr. OF. issir, eissir, to go out, L. exire,; ex, out of, from + ire, to go, akin to Gr. 'ie`nai, Skr. i, Goth. iddja, went, used as prefect of gaggan, to go. Cf. Ambition Count a nobleman, Commence Errant Exit Eyre Initial Yede went

Usage

In literature:

On the 1st April the establishments for this were issued.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
The governor soon returned to the capital, and on the 1st of June, 1849, issued a proclamation, declaring the territory duly organized.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
Issued in drab paper boards, with white paper back-label.
"A Bibliography of the writings in Prose and Verse of George Henry Borrow" by Thomas J. Wise
Those which are given out after the regular issue of the daily orders.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Mr. Toombs exerted all of his efforts in behalf of this bill, and it became quite an issue in Georgia.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
He then issues his order, assigning to each regiment its task, if practicable.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
On the morrow he issued a summons for the Cortes.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
In Grosart's Occasional Issues, vol, ii.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
Also when a private issuing bank was formed into or joined a joint-stock bank, the issue lapsed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
We have, indeed, issued a counter proclamation, but that has not helped.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
It was an issue in the Campaign of 1853.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
No other issue equaled this in strength.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
Order was also issued that no married priest should minister again in any of the churches.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
Politics is concerned with issues.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Without dwelling at any length upon the particular points involved, I may say that the main issue was very simple.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
Of all the issues that confront the teachers of men, this is one of the most pressing and most insistent.
"The Next Step" by Scott Nearing
The issue of this battle of the nations was that Attila, after suffering and inflicting fearful slaughter, retired to Pannonia.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
A thermometer inserted just beneath the soil from which steam issued registered 182 deg.
"Etna" by G. F. Rodwell
On Wednesday, December 10th, clothing was issued to the regiment.
"History of the Sixteenth Connecticut Volunteers" by B. F. Blakeslee
The note issue privileges of a bank also affect its reserve requirements.
"Banking" by William A. Scott
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In poetry:

Sad issue, should that strife befall
Between thy mortal ship and thee!
It writes the melancholy scrawl
Of wreckage over sea.
"The Last Contention" by George Meredith
I placed the volume on the shelf,
And, issuing from the leafy shed,
Paced the moist garden by myself,
Musing on what I just had read:
"Nature And the Book" by Alfred Austin
Wide open stood the chapel door;
A sweet old music, swelling o'er
Low prayerful murmurs, issued thence,—
The Litanies of Providence!
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"All the night, my love, I'll miss you."
Thus she spoke; and from the door
Fair-haired Sneezoff made his issue,
To return, alas, no more.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The law that issues from thy mouth
Shall raise my cheerful passions more
Than all the treasures of the south,
Or western hills of golden ore.
"Psalm 119. last part" by Isaac Watts
Though 'twas a grave step in the right,
The party claimed it none the less,
And girding well their loins with might,
They fought the issue to success.
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell

In news:

Pick an issue, any issue.
In what was thought to be a closed issue, the Duluth City Council revisited the issue of medians along Buford Highway.
The Ohio EPA has issued a final hazardous waste permit modification for Cytec Industries Inc at 1405 Greene St authorizing Cytec to correct contamination issues at its hazardous waste site.
Witf's Real Life Real Issues is a multimedia series devoted to providing several angles on a single issue of interest to Central PA each month.
I am writing to express my alarm that this is now the second issue in a row in which women have only two bylines in the Table of Contents of your print issue.
Your colleagues have spent the past hour debating personnel issues and minor contracts -- issues best left to the superintendent.
Southeastern issued the following official statement regarding WDSU-TV's investigation into alleged parking issues.
"This year," Cotti said in an interview with KUER, "when we did our Utah Priorities survey, in which we asked voters what are the most important issues in the upcoming election, they listed partisan politics as one of the top issues.
Each issue of the magazine is posted here in PDF format for the use of pastoral musicians and others doing research on liturgical and musical issues.
Microsoft had been issuing IE patches only once every other month, but recently announced an accelerated testing process through which the patches can now be issued on a monthly basis.
(Editor's Note: HP has issued a driver fix for the touchpad issues, though all the problems haven't been resolved).
As an accessorator who never had a passion for blue (à la the famous Blue issue), but did have a pink bedroom till she was over 40, I am thrilled that Editor in Chief Newell Turner has dedicated the March issue to pink.
Issue The issue here was whether a county properly could claim a state peer review privilege as to a mortality review conducted by its correctional health services after the death of a prisoner while in the county's custody.
She cites statistics about serious issues in our state and asks if those issues need to be dealt with more than personhood .
The issue was whether Vermont legislators really had a good grasp of school finance issues, and of what's driving school costs.
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In science:

This can be extended to the partial wave analysis of scattering states and many important issues can be understood in terms of the Friedel sum rule .
Violation of general Friedel sum rule in mesoscopic systems
However, a number of important issues remained untouched.
Localization of acoustic waves in 1D random liquid media
Three main technical issues differentiate the models.
The Dynamical Interstellar Medium: Insights from Numerical Models
The third issue is the structure of the grid in those methods using one.
The Dynamical Interstellar Medium: Insights from Numerical Models
This issue is somewhat similar to the compactification of higher-dimensional supergravity or string theories.
On the solutions of the Cartan equation in Metric Affine Gravity
Therefore a key issue is to extend sequences like φr (k) to the complex plane, in other words, give a meaningful definition of φr (z), for z ∈ C.
Combinatorics of geometrically distributed random variables: Value and position of large left-to-right maxima
Several of these issues, as well as practical applications of our results will be discussed in subsequent work.
Free Random Levy Matrices
As discussed in there is a lot of room for improvements in the fishnet model itself, but we don’t consider those issues here.
A Six Vertex Model on a Fishnet
Solving the monodromy problem is an important issue since it allows to get the conformal transform that maps the fundamental domain onto H.
Random walks on hyperbolic groups and their Riemann surfaces
How this connection should be understood in the large N limit is, however, a subtle issue.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
The issue of gauge-dependence was discussed in Hata and Moriyama (1999).
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
There are several issues which are extremely important in understanding how this problem will be resolved.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
The first is the issue of Lorentz invariance.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Another critical issue in understanding how the perturbative matrix theory calculations should be interpreted is the issue of the order of limits.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Shatashvili, Issues in topological gauge theory, Nucl.
Higgs Bundles and Four Manifolds
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