noun edi·tion \i-ˈdi-shən\

: a particular version of a book

: a particular version of a product

: all the copies of a book that are printed or published at one time

Full Definition of EDITION

a :  the form or version in which a text is published <a paperback edition> <the German edition>
b (1) :  the whole number of copies published at one time
(2) :  a usually special issue of a newspaper (as for a particular day or purpose) <Sunday edition> <international edition> (3) :  one of the usually several issues of a newspaper in a single day <city edition> <late edition>
a :  one of the forms in which something is presented <this year's edition of the annual charity ball>
b :  the whole number of articles of one style put out at one time <a limited edition of collectors' pieces>
:  copy, version

Examples of EDITION

  1. the latest edition of the software
  2. The errors were corrected in the book's second edition.

Origin of EDITION

Middle French, from Latin edition-, editio publication, edition, from edere to bring forth, publish, from e- + -dere to put or -dere (from dare to give) — more at do, date
First Known Use: 1555

Other Publishing Terms

annotate, dreadful, emend, expurgate, factoid, jump, lobster shift, redaction, referee
EDITION Defined for Kids


noun edi·tion \i-ˈdi-shən\

Definition of EDITION for Kids

:  the form in which a book is published <a paperback edition>
:  the whole number of copies of a book, magazine, or newspaper published at one time <the third edition>
:  one of several issues of a newspaper for a single day <the evening edition>
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