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edition

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noun edi·tion \i-ˈdi-shən\

Simple Definition of edition

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of edition

  1. 1 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>

  2. 2 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>

  3. 3 :  copy, version

Examples of edition in a sentence

  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


EDITION Defined for Kids

edition

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noun edi·tion \i-ˈdi-shən\

Definition of edition for Students

  1. 1 :  the form in which a book is published <a paperback edition>

  2. 2 :  the whole number of copies of a book, magazine, or newspaper published at one time <the third edition>

  3. 3 :  one of several issues of a newspaper for a single day <the evening edition>





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