edi·​tion | \ i-ˈdi-shən How to pronounce edition (audio) \

Definition of edition

1a : 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
2a : 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 : copy, version

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Examples of edition in a Sentence

the latest edition of the software The errors were corrected in the book's second edition.
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First Known Use of edition

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for 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

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20 May 2022

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“Edition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edition. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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edi·​tion | \ i-ˈdi-shən How to pronounce edition (audio) \

Kids Definition of edition

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


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