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 Engineers based at universities in China and the United States took an in-depth look at the state of perovskite solar cell research in a recent edition of the scientific journal Advanced Functional Materials. Nathanial Gronewold, Scientific American, "This Material Could Squeeze More Energy from Solar Panels," 13 Jan. 2020 Along with them came a special, 32-page edition of the Daily Racing Form. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Thoughts about the Eclipse Awards process," 11 Jan. 2020 Biographer Carol Sklenicka has written an exhaustive new study, Alice Adams: Portrait of a Writer, and there’s also a new edition of The Stories of Alice Adams. Rumaan Alam, The New Republic, "Alice Adams’s Afterlife," 9 Jan. 2020 The iconic Jeep Wrangler is getting yet another special edition, this time for the Rubicon trim level. Mihir Maddireddy, Car and Driver, "2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Getting a Recon Edition," 9 Jan. 2020 According to The Verge, Samsung would not only reveal the Galaxy S11, which might be rebranded as the S20, but a new edition of its Galaxy Fold smartphone with a folding touchscreen. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "Samsung expected to reveal Galaxy S11 during February event," 5 Jan. 2020 This essay is adapted from the introduction to a new edition of The Simple Past by Driss Chraïbi, published by New York Review Books. Adam Shatz, The New York Review of Books, "Driss Chraïbi & the Novel Morocco Had to Ban," 2 Jan. 2020 Senior managers are listed each day on the second page of the print edition of The Oregonian, along with contact information. oregonlive, "The Oregonian/OregonLive newsroom: How to contact our journalists," 1 Jan. 2020 Welcome to Sunday and Alternative Facts, a special edition of Meet the Press. NBC News, "Meet the Press - December 29, 2019," 29 Dec. 2019

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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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18 Jan 2020

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“Edition.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edition. Accessed 19 January 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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