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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈpress reˌlease, n. [countable]
  • a statement distributed to the press by a public relations firm, etc.:issued a press release, denying any wrongdoing.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    press release′, 
  • a statement prepared and distributed to the press by a public relations firm, governmental agency, etc. Also called  news release, release. 
    • 1955–60

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    press release n
    1. an official announcement or account of a news item circulated to the press
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