edi·​tion i-ˈdi-shən How to pronounce edition (audio)
: the form or version in which a text is published
a paperback edition
the German edition
: the whole number of copies published at one time
: a usually special issue of a newspaper (as for a particular day or purpose)
Sunday edition
international edition
: one of the usually several issues of a newspaper in a single day
city edition
late edition
: one of the forms in which something is presented
this year's edition of the annual charity ball
: 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.
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Word History


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

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of edition was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Edition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edition. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


edi·​tion i-ˈdish-ən How to pronounce edition (audio)
: the form in which a book is published
an illustrated edition
: the whole number of copies printed or published at one time
a third edition
: one of the several issues of a newspaper for a single day
the late edition
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