Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

releaseA release may refer to any of the following:

1. When referring to a software product or hardware, the word release is commonly used as a method of naming the release instead of using the version. For example, the first introduction of a product may be referred to as the initial release.

2. When referring to a database or queue, the term release may be used to describe when a task or other object is removed.

3. In a game a rez or release refers to a player returning to life. See our rez definition for further information.

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