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
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.
Recent Examples on the Web Data used in this edition of rankings is from the 2018-2019 school year, so it was not affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to information provided by U.S. News and World Report. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Here are 2021′s top 10 high schools in Utah," 27 Apr. 2021 In an edition published in February 2021, the same survey projected real GDP growth of 2.25 percent. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "Adventures in ESG — JPMorgan’s Own Goal and Other Stories," 24 Apr. 2021 In today's edition, Andra Day takes a ride around the African diaspora, Dua Saleh kicks a hookup to the curb, Sebastián Yatra samples Bach, Anjimile teams with Jay Som, and ILOVEMAKONNEN makes a surprise return. Alex Suskind, EW.com, "Friday Five: Andra Day's 'Phone Dies,' Sebastián Yatra meets Bach, and more," 17 Apr. 2021 Fiesta Flambeau parades are among the events that will not take part in the 2021 edition of the event. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, "Officials announce 2021 Fiesta schedule," 4 May 2021 In the latest edition of Rolling Stone’s Spoken Dialogue series, the writer and poet Hanif Abdurraqib sits down with critic and scholar Daphne A. Brooks for a personal, genre-spanning conversation. Rolling Stone, "Spoken Dialogue: Daphne A. Brooks and Hanif Abdurraqib," 29 Apr. 2021 Lord is also the author of a book on bereavement, No Time for Goodbyes: Coping with Sorrow, Anger and Injustice After a Tragic Death, now in its seventh edition. Rifat Malik, Dallas News, "A ‘powerhouse’ for peace: Janice Lord’s interfaith women’s group looks for common ground," 28 Apr. 2021 The Sentinel’s coverage of the Bucks title ended with a column from sports editor Lloyd Larson in the Tuesday edition. Ben Steele, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The champagne-soaked newspaper coverage of the Milwaukee Bucks' 1971 NBA title," 28 Apr. 2021 His January 2019 cover story on the evolution of beauty is featured in the latest edition of The Best American Science and Nature Writing. New York Times, "How Long Can We Live?," 28 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of edition

15th century, 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 the 15th century

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8 May 2021

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“Edition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edition. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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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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