first edition

noun
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of first edition

:the copies of a literary work first printed from the same type and issued at the same time; also :a single copy from a first edition

Examples of first edition in a Sentence

  1. There were many errors in the book's first edition.

  2. She owns a valuable first edition of Huckleberry Finn.

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First Known Use of first edition

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first edition

noun

Definition of first edition for English Language Learners

  • : the first set of printed copies of a book; also : a single copy from such a set


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