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edition Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published
  2. noun all of the identical copies of something offered to the public at the same time
    • the first edition appeared in 1920
    • it was too late for the morning edition
    • they issued a limited edition of Bach recordings
  3. noun an issue of a newspaper
    • he read it in yesterday's edition of the Times
  4. noun something a little different from others of the same type
    version; variant; variation.
    • an experimental version of the night fighter
    • a variant of the same word
    • an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone
    • the boy is a younger edition of his father

E*di"tion noun
L. editio, fr. edere to publish; cf. F. édition. See Edit.
  1. A literary work edited and published, as by a certain editor or in a certain manner; as, a good edition of Chaucer; Chalmers' edition of Shakespeare.
  2. The whole number of copies of a work printed and published at one time; as, the first edition was soon sold.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

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