—n. 1. a brief account or statement, as of news or events, issued for the information of the public.
2. Journalism. a. a brief, prominently featured newspaper account, based upon information received just before the edition went to press.
b. a similar brief account broadcast over radio or television pending further information.
3. a pamphlet or monograph summarizing the past achievements, existing conditions, and future plans of a corporation, educational institution, government agency, etc., esp. one cataloging the classes taught at a college or university.
4. an official, special, or scholarly periodical, as of a learned society.