issue

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issue


Issue is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Noun[change]

Singular
issue

Plural
issues

  1. An issue is a particular topic or subject, often one that people are discussing and/or is a problem.
    The students raised an important issue in my last class, and I hope we can discuss it today.
    We'd like to hire you, but there are some legal issues that we have to consider first.
  2. An issue of a magazine, newspaper, etc. is the version that is published at one time.
    The March issue of The Walrus has an interesting article on healthcare.

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Plain form
issue

Third-person singular
issues

Past tense
issued

Past participle
issued

Present participle
issuing

(transitive)

  1. If you issue something, such as a statement, guidelines or an order, you officially publish it.
    The governments of Canada and the United States jointly issued a statement about the recent crash.

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