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

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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Oh, and there was also a limited-edition Orgasm Nail Polish (which has since sold out). Karina Hoshikawa, Allure, "Nars Is Releasing a New Orgasm Makeup Collection for the Iconic Shade’s 20th Anniversary," 9 Apr. 2019 Just like Ariana Grande's recent merch drop, every single item in the limited-edition collection comes with a digital album. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Here's Where You Can Shop Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami Merchandise Now," 4 Apr. 2019 Then Activision made a special $30 edition with just arena multiplayer and Blackout. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's battle royale mode Blackout is free to play throughout April," 2 Apr. 2019 The fourth-edition guides are available for Mount Rainier, the Central Cascades, North Cascades and the Olympic Peninsula, featuring dozens of hikes for all levels of experience. Caitlin Flynn, The Seattle Times, "5 local finds to get you ready for spring hiking season," 25 Mar. 2019 For this limited-edition line, Diptyque is offering five boxed sets, which each retail for $130 on DiptyqueParis.com. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Diptyque's New Collection with Pierre Frey is a Must-Have for Candle Lovers," 4 Mar. 2019 This week at the Design Indaba Festival in Cape Town, IKEA launched Överallt, its new, limited-edition collection featuring ten African artists from five different countries across the continent. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "IKEA's Newest Collection Celebrates African Design," 1 Mar. 2019 This summer, Target is teaming up with Vineyard Vines on a limited-edition collection of more than 300 items. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Target Is Teaming Up with Vineyard Vines on a New Collaboration That's Perfect for Summer," 28 Feb. 2019 Hyman explained to Town & Country that was inspired to send Ginsburg the limited-edition Silver Pegasus Stella & Dot necklace (the gold version costs $198 and is still available) after watching RBG, a documentary about Ginsburg's life. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "RBG Wore a Collar Gifted to Her by a Fan in Her New Supreme Court Portrait," 16 Dec. 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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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


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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