trade edition

noun

: an edition of a book intended for general distribution compare text edition

Examples of trade edition in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later this month, a trade edition of the monograph will be released with a new essay by Tyrnauer. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, 16 Sep. 2022 All told, the book is 504 pages, and the trade edition weighs a hefty 15 lbs. Raisa Bruner, Time, 14 Oct. 2019 The second: a trade edition without the slipcase or portfolio. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, 29 June 2018 After the first trade edition, published in 1936, there has been a new edition roughly every decade as the family attempted to account for the changing world of available ingredients, kitchen appliances, food safety, and trends. Genevieve Walker, Bon Appetit, 15 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trade edition was in 1879

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“Trade edition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trade%20edition. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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