- The definition of an edition is a version of something, or a style in which a book is printed.
- An example of an edition is the 6th version of an anthology; the 6th edition.
- An example of an edition is a bold-faced type version of a novel; the bold-faced type edition.
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- the size, style, or form in which a book is published: a pocket edition
- the total number of copies of a book or the like printed from the same plates, type, etc. and published at about the same time
- a single copy of such a printing
- any of the versions of a textbook, reference book, etc. that is maintained by periodic revision: the fourth edition of a handbook
- the issue of a standard work or of the writings of a well-known author, distinguished by its editor, publisher, etc.: the Skeat edition of Chaucer
- any of the various regular issues of a newspaper: the Sunday edition
- ☆ any set of like items made and offered for sale at one time: a limited edition of commemorative plates
Origin: Middle English edicion ; from Classical Latin editio, a bringing forth, publishing ; from edere: see editor
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- a. The entire number of copies of a publication issued at one time or from a single set of type.b. A single copy from this group.c. The form in which a publication is issued: a paperback edition of a novel; an annotated edition of Shakespeare.d. A version of an earlier publication having substantial changes or additions: a newly revised edition of a standard reference work.
- All the copies of a specified issue of a newspaper: the morning edition; the Sunday edition.
- A broadcast of a radio or television news program: Thursday's edition of the six o'clock news.
- a. The entire number of like or identical items issued or produced as a set: a limited edition of early jazz recordings; a signed edition of a group of lithographs.b. Any of the various or successive forms in which something is offered or presented: this year's edition of fall fashions from Paris.
- One that closely resembles an original; a version: The boy was a smaller edition of his father.
Origin: Middle English edicion, version, translation, from Latin ēditiō, ēditiōn-, publication, production, from ēditus, past participle of ēdere, to publish, produce; see edit.