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journal

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noun jour·nal \ˈjər-nəl\

Simple Definition of journal

  • : a book in which you write down your personal experiences and thoughts

  • : a newspaper

  • : a magazine that reports on things of special interest to a particular group of people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of journal

  1. 1 a :  a record of current transactions; especially :  a book of original entry in double-entry bookkeeping b :  an account of day-to-day events c :  a record of experiences, ideas, or reflections kept regularly for private use d :  a record of transactions kept by a deliberative or legislative body e :  log 3 f :  log 4

  2. 2 a :  a daily newspaper b :  a periodical dealing especially with matters of current interest

  3. 3 :  the part of a rotating shaft, axle, roll, or spindle that turns in a bearing

Examples of journal in a sentence

  1. I've been keeping a journal for several years.

  2. She records her dreams in a journal.



Origin and Etymology of journal

Middle English, service book containing the day hours, from Anglo-French jurnal, from jurnal, adjective, daily, from Latin diurnalis, from diurnus of the day, from dies day — more at deity


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with journal


JOURNAL Defined for Kids

journal

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noun jour·nal \ˈjər-nəl\

Definition of journal for Students

  1. 1 :  a brief record (as in a diary) of daily happenings

  2. 2 :  a magazine that reports on things of special interest to a particular group

  3. 3 :  a daily newspaper





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