Definition of journal
1a : a daily newspaper —usually used in titles The Wall Street Journalb : a periodical dealing especially with matters of current interest an academic journal —often used in titles The Journal of the American Medical Association
2a : a record of experiences, ideas, or reflections kept regularly for private use : diaryb : a record of current transactions; especially : a book of original entry in double-entry bookkeepingc : an account of day-to-day eventsd : a record of transactions kept by a deliberative or legislative bodye : log 3f : log 4
3 : the part of a rotating shaft, axle, roll, or spindle that turns in a bearing
Examples of journal in a Sentence
I've been keeping a journal for several years.
She records her dreams in a journal.
Recent Examples of journal from the Web
There’s something very ritualistic about keeping a journal.
The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, was published in the journal PLOS Pathogens.
Other goals are to read more, learn to play my new bamboo flute, and write more in my journal.
A new study published in the journal Cornea found that taking a daily omega-3 supplement improved dry eye symptoms after six weeks. –
The Sewanee Review is one of a handful of pedigreed literary journals to be given a second life.
It was then translated back into English to be excerpted in a Surrealist journal in 1944.
A 31-year-old man with a new tattoo died after contracting a a flesh-eating bacteria while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, British medical journals are reporting.
On Wednesday, the journal published an editor’s note about the 1980 letter and an analysis from Canadian researchers of how often it has been cited — more than 600 times, often inaccurately.
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JOURNAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of journal for English Language Learners
: a book in which you write down your personal experiences and thoughts
: a newspaper
: a magazine that reports on things of special interest to a particular group of people
JOURNAL Defined for Kids
Definition of journal for Students
1 : a brief record (as in a diary) of daily happenings
2 : a magazine that reports on things of special interest to a particular group
3 : a daily newspaper
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