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  1. [noun] 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"

  2. [noun] one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom"
    Synonyms: number

  3. [noun] the provision of something by issuing it (usually in quantity); "a new issue of stamps"; "the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago"
    Synonyms: issuing, issuance

  4. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: topic, subject, matter

  5. [noun] supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
    Synonyms: military government

  6. [noun] the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"
    Synonyms: offspring, progeny

  7. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, upshot

  8. [noun] the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
    Synonyms: return, proceeds, take, takings, yield, payoff

  9. [noun] the becoming visible; "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
    Synonyms: emergence, egress

  10. [noun] an opening that permits escape or release; "he blocked the way out"; "the canyon had only one issue"
    Synonyms: exit, outlet, way out

  11. [noun] the act of issuing printed materials
    Synonyms: publication

  12. [verb] prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper"
    Synonyms: publish, bring out, put out, release

  13. [verb] circulate or distribute or equip with; "issue a new uniform to the children"; "supply blankets for the beds"
    Synonyms: supply

  14. [verb] bring out an official document (such as a warrant)

  15. [verb] come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves"
    Synonyms: emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress

  16. [verb] make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
    Synonyms: write out, make out, cut


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