edi·tion | \i-ˈdi-shən \

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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In November, Pitchfork reports that Glover is set to perform new music during the New Zealand edition of his Pharos live experience. Vogue, "Childish Gambino Drops Two New Very Summer-Ready Songs," 11 July 2018 The paper also thanked the community for its support following the shooting and said more than 800 people subscribed to its digital edition. CBS News, "Capital Gazette received death threats, emails celebrating shooting after attack," 2 July 2018 Our second edition of the Weekend Read focuses on the remaining 16 World Cup teams, one writer's reflection on reporting Tyler Hilinski's story and more. Si.com Staff, SI.com, "Weekend Read: A Case for All 16 Teams to Win the World Cup, Reflecting on Tyler Hilinski and More," 29 June 2018 The world's largest (and longest-running) multinational naval exercise began its 2018 edition yesterday, June 27, in Hawaii and southern California. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China's Not Coming to America's Big Pacific War Games This Time," 28 June 2018 Image Tickets go on sale this week for the BRIC JazzFest, which will return Oct. 13-20 for its fourth annual edition, culminating as usual in a three-night marathon at the BRIC House in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, "BRIC JazzFest Headliners Include Meshell Ndegeocello and Stefon Harris," 27 June 2018 Chatrian is loath to talk much about Berlin, being heads-down focused on rolling out his last edition of Locarno, which takes place Aug. 1-11. Ariston Anderson, The Hollywood Reporter, "Carlo Chatrian on Hopes and Challenges in Taking Over Berlin Film Festival," 26 June 2018 Oladipo can be seen posing outside at the BET Awards, which had its most recent edition June 24, while Zeller is elsewhere mimicking Oladipo's poses. Jordan Guskey, Indianapolis Star, "Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller are #Feathery," 25 June 2018 In 1950, James Cox purchased the paper and combined its Sunday edition with the Journal. Pete Corson, ajc, "Photos: Former Atlanta Constitution and Journal buildings," 14 June 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 \

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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