The definition of journal is a diary you keep of daily events or of your thoughts or a publication dealing with a specific industry or field.(noun)
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Origin: orig. ScotMech. the part of a rotary axle or shaft that turns in a bearing
Origin: ME, book containing forms of worship for the day hours (Little Hours) < OFr, lit., daily < L diurnalis < dies, day (see deity): journalsense prob. via It giornale, of same orig.
See journal in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, breviary
Origin: , from Old French, daily, breviary
Origin: , from Late Latin diurnālis, daily; see diurnal.
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