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

Examples of edition in a Sentence

the latest edition of the software The errors were corrected in the book's second edition.
Recent Examples on the Web This week’s edition of BxD was edited by Eamon Barrett. Fortune, "How Jeff Bezos built an A.I.-driven “cyber contraption” that puts customers first," 19 May 2020 Heathcott got another chance to take part in the annual exhibit when she was asked to fill in as juror for this year’s edition. Deborah Martin, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio Art League’s 90th juried show is online only," 19 May 2020 The campaign began with a two-page ad in Thursday’s print edition of the Wall Street Journal and includes a web page and information sessions for prospective clients. Nico Grant, Bloomberg.com, "Software Upstarts Hit Salesforce, Oracle on Tech and Sales Practices," 8 May 2020 The latest trend highlighted by Jimmy Fallon on his #FallonAtHome edition of Hashtags has Twitter followers sharing hilarious phrases moms have said during quarantine. Sonia Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "#QuarantineMomQuotes highlight some funny things moms have said during quarantine," 8 May 2020 In this year’s edition, the Big 12 may have not landed a draft selection until Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb was selected by the Dallas Cowboys at No. Dallas News, "2021 NFL mock draft roundup: Early projections have pair of Longhorns, Oklahoma lineman going in first round," 29 Apr. 2020 In this edition, Jamie DiGrazia, hairstylist and owner of Chicago’s Logan Parlor, reveals the unique pain that accompanies closing a business that doubles as a safe space. Jamie Digrazia, Allure, "For Years, I Ran a Queer-Friendly Salon in Chicago. Then the Pandemic Hit," 28 Apr. 2020 The Northwest region will run in Thursday’s IndyStar print edition, followed by Southwest on Friday, Northeast on Saturday and Southeast on Sunday. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "We're moving on in our Build-A-Team bracket, and you get to pick the roster additions," 27 Apr. 2020 The fair, which was to have marked its 59th edition this April, had originally been postponed until June due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "Milan's Famous Furniture Fair Has Been Postponed Until 2021," 27 Mar. 2020

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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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The first known use of edition was in 1555

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23 May 2020

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“Edition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edition. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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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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