Edition meaning

ĭ-dĭshən
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One that closely resembles an original; a version.

The boy was a smaller edition of his father.

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All the copies of a specified issue of a newspaper.

The morning edition; the Sunday edition.

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The size, style, or form in which a book is published.

A pocket edition.

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A broadcast of a radio or television news program.

Thursday's edition of the six o'clock news.

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Any of the versions of a textbook, reference book, etc. that is maintained by periodic revision.

The fourth edition of a handbook.

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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.

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Any of the various regular issues of a newspaper.

The Sunday edition.

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Any set of like items made and offered for sale at one time.

A limited edition of commemorative plates.

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A literary work edited and published, as by a certain editor or in a certain manner.
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The whole number of copies of a work printed and published at one time; as, the first edition was soon sold.
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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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Origin of edition

  • Middle English edicion version, translation from Latin ēditiō ēditiōn- publication, production from ēditus past participle of ēdere to publish, produce edit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French édition, from Latin ēditiō, from ēdere (“to publish”).

    From Wiktionary