colophon

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noun col·o·phon \ˈkä-lə-fən, -ˌfän\

Definition of colophon

  1. 1 :  an inscription at the end of a book or manuscript usually with facts about its production

  2. 2 :  an identifying mark used by a printer or a publisher

Origin and Etymology of colophon

Latin, from Greek kolophōn summit, finishing touch; perhaps akin to Latin culmen top — more at hill


First Known Use: 1501


Colophon

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geographical name Col·o·phon \ˈkä-lə-fən, -ˌfän\

Definition of Colophon

  1. ancient city W Asia Minor in Lydia


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