edition

noun
edi·​tion | \ i-ˈdi-shən \

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

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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The end of the introduction to the 1949 edition made this clear. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Green Book builds a feel-good comedy atop an artifact of shameful segregation. Yikes.," 7 Jan. 2019 Hello and welcome back to another weekly edition of This Week in Timothée Chalamet! Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, January 4 Edition," 4 Jan. 2019 In this edition, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Christine Darden come to life on the page through bright illustrations and creative facial expressions that young children certainly can empathize with. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Without question, these are 2018’s best space books for kids," 29 Dec. 2018 After the second-annual edition in January, Vox reported that attendance still numbered in the millions. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "5 Protest Tactics We Loved in 2018," 29 Dec. 2018 Look for the Prom issue of Seventeen featuring Auli'i in stores everywhere on December 25th, and subscribe to the digital edition here. Seventeen Magazine, Seventeen, ""Moana" Star Auli'i Cravalho Shares Her Secrets for Finding the Perfect Prom Dress," 17 Dec. 2018 Each edition has encapsulated different social groups or subcultures in gridded portraits, showing their similarities and differences of dress and demeanor. Monica Kim, Vogue, "We11Done Went From Seoul to Berlin—To Make the World’s Chicest Bus Stop," 12 Dec. 2018 Candlewick Press released the two editions in April, and the English version is in its second printing. Alexandra Olson, The Seattle Times, "Moms start companies to fill demand for Spanish-language children’s books," 4 Dec. 2018 One couple in the U.K., for example, made headlines for allegedly finding a first-edition purple bear at a local flea market and tried to sell it for approximately $37,000, according to Yahoo. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Hold On, Is the Princess Diana Beanie Baby Really Worth Six Figures?," 3 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of edition

1555, 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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edition

noun

English Language Learners 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

edition

noun
edi·​tion | \ i-ˈdi-shən \

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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