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.

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Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea and French midfield maestro Paul Pogba are the men to make the cut, but these ratings represent a major fall from the last edition of the game. SI.com, "FIFA 20: Manchester United Fans React to Shocking Top 100 Ratings Reveal," 10 Sep. 2019 The new paper is the eighth edition of Hazelden Betty Ford's Emerging Drug Trends report, designed to provide frontline treatment and research perspectives on America's No. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, chicagotribune.com, "Report: Marijuana commercialization not a solution to opioid crisis," 9 Sep. 2019 In all, US News ranked nearly 1,400 colleges and universities for the 35th edition of the list. Jaclyn Reiss, BostonGlobe.com, "Here’s where Massachusetts colleges ranked in the annual US News & World Report list," 9 Sep. 2019 Welcome to the weekend drinking edition of the Birmingham food news roundup. al, "Weekend Sip: These two Birmingham parties will collect proceeds to help the Bahamas," 7 Sep. 2019 Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of ESPN’s first telecast, an edition of SportsCenter taped from the network’s Bristol studios. Alex Putterman, courant.com, "On 40th anniversary, ESPN old-timers share memories, reflections," 7 Sep. 2019 The ‘80s are alive at HHN29, more so than in the 2018 edition. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights: Opening night premieres more ‘Stranger Things,’ 2 new shows, crowd of costumes," 7 Sep. 2019 The Aerospace Industries Association announced that registration for the 2020 edition of The American Rocketry Challenge, billed as the world's largest rocketry competition, is open through December 1, 2019. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Cause of Vega failure found, China seeks rocket customers," 6 Sep. 2019 The Oregonian’s Jamie Goldberg and soccer writer Caitlin Murray bring you the latest edition of their weekly Portland Timbers and Thorns podcast, Soccer Made in Portland. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Soccer Made in Portland podcast: A look at the Timbers’ 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake," 5 Sep. 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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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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authorized for issue (as a bond)

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