edition

noun edi·tion \ i-ˈdi-shən \

Definition of edition

1 a :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
2 a :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

Examples of edition in a Sentence

  1. the latest edition of the software

  2. The errors were corrected in the book's second edition.

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Origin and Etymology of 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


EDITION Defined for English Language Learners

edition

noun

Definition of edition for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

edition

noun edi·tion \ i-ˈdi-shən \

Definition of edition for Students

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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